harm harm  /ˈhɑrm/


  1. (n) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  2. (n) the occurrence of a change for the worse
  3. (n) the act of damaging something or someone
  4. (v) cause or do harm to


  1. Taking an herbal supplement can sometimes do more harm than it does good.
  2. The additions: bioethical sins, morally dubious experiments that harm human embryos, drug abuse, polluting, social injustice, accumulating excessive wealth and creating poverty.
  3. Strict limits are put on damage that can be done to the species' habitat and the harm that individuals, including hunters, can do to any member of the protected group.


  1. Medical intervention in transgender adolescents appears to be safe and effective

    ( The Endocrine Society ) Hormone treatment to halt puberty in adolescents with gender identity disorder does not cause lasting harm to their bones, a new study finds. The results were presented today at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. James Kirkland Arrested for Assault; Has the End Finally Come for the Mandingo Warrior?

    COMMENTARY | In what may amount to the final nail in his professional coffin, former world title contender James Kirkland has been arrested for assault and charged with "causing bodily harm to a family member," according to the American-Statesman, a newspaper based out of Kirkland's hometown of Austin, Texas.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. One tough old bird rules the parking lot

    No harm, no fowl, say admirers of McNugget, the rooster who shares a downtown Issaquah parking lot with Your Espresso and Staples stores.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at afternoon news conference that the bomb found in a Nissan Pathfinder on Saturday night was "a sober reminder that New York is a target for people who want to come here and do us harm."
    on May 3, 2010 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "I believe a boycott of the Beijing Olympics would unfairly harm our athletes who have worked so hard to prepare for the competition," Pelosi said in a statement.
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: CBS News

  3. In a letter to Stallworth, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the player's actions caused "irreparable harm to the victim and his family, your club, your fellow players and the NFL."
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Roger Goodell Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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