deleterious Tweet Definition of deleterious Like Definition of deleterious on Facebook
  1. harmful or hurtful, to physical, mental or moral health.
a chemical
  • 1850, w:Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, s:The Scarlet Letter/XV, The Scarlet Letter - Chapter XV,
  • : Or might it suffice him, that every wholesome growth should be converted into something and malignant at his touch?
  • Etymology: From Ancient Greek "deleterios", from , "to hurt, to damage."

    Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for deleterious for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.


      Words Starting With:
      Words Ending With:
      Words Containing:
      Words That Match:

     Translate Into:
    Dutch   French   German
    Italian   Spanish
        Show results per page.

    Browse the Dictionary
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Dictionary content provided from under the GNU Free Documentation License
    Allwords Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.