- v inflict damage upon
- v suffer or be susceptible to damage
- s (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
damaging to career and reputation
- s designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
- The allegations could be particularly damaging to Spitzer, a former hard-nosed prosecutor who had made ferreting out corporate malfeasance and cracking down on corruption .
- In some cases, radiologists take a calculated risk of damaging some healthy tissues for the sake of attacking the cancer and prolonging life.
- 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.
News & Articles
- 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.
June 17, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
- 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.
June 17, 2013 - KSDK St. Louis
- 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...
June 17, 2013 - FOX 13 Utah
- Timothy Geithner in Philippine Star
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,...
- Hilary Benn in guardian.co.uk
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...
- Alan Greenspan in Motley Fool
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...