Monday, October 15, 2007

Deleterious -- harmful; injurious


deleterious (del-i-TEER-ee-uhs) adjective
Harmful; injurious.

[From Greek deleterios (destructive), from deleisthai (to harm).]

"Petroleum and its products will continue to fetch escalating prices with new and deleterious effects on the world's economies and politics."
--Mary King; No Business as Usual in Energy; Trinidad and Tobago Express; Jun 25, 2007.

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