damaging damaging  /ˈdæ mɪ dʒɪŋ/


  1. (adj) (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
  2. (adj) designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions


  1. In some cases, radiologists take a calculated risk of damaging some healthy tissues for the sake of attacking the cancer and prolonging life.
  2. Iron plays a very important part in the reactions in our cells that produce damaging free radicals, which glom onto cell membranes and DNA, and may translate into aging the cell.
  3. A new study reveals that the rate of deaths due to alcohol consumption is rising, and that drinking is now as damaging to global health as smoking was a decade ago.


  1. Bullying by siblings just as damaging, research finds

    Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized kids and teens.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KSDK St. Louis

  2. Report: Sibling bullying just as damaging

    New research shows that sibling bullying is just as damaging as bullying from peers. They found that what’s often considered...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Utah

  3. Severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds pop up in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds have been popping up in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. One line of storms rumbled east from the Morris area in western Minnesota into the Twin Cities metropolitan area and on into western Wisconsin on Sunday evening.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. "It is imperative that we continue to move with speed to help make housing more affordable and help arrest the damaging spiral in our housing markets, just as we work to stabilize our financial system, create jobs and help businesses thrive,"...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: Philippine Star

  2. Cabinet minister Hilary Benn said the expenses scandal had been "very, very damaging for confidence in Parliament" and added: "But when something goes wrong in life the most important thing is to hold your hands up and say it shouldn't have...
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Hilary Benn Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. That's partially why Alan Greenspan mentioned back in December, "It's far less damaging to the economy to create a short-term fiscal problem ...... than to try to fix the prices of homes or interest rates. If you do that, it'll drag this process out...
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Motley Fool

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