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adjective damaging pronunciation in British English /ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    causing physical harm to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured
    Increased emissions almost certainly have a damaging effect on the environment.
    damaging to: Smoking is damaging to your health.
  2. 2
    having a negative effect on someone or something
    Hurst resigned after a series of damaging allegations concerning his personal life.
    damaging for: The new tax laws could be very damaging for small businesses.
    damaging to: These revelations are potentially damaging to the Labour Party.

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