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[hahrm-fuh l] /ˈhɑrm fəl/

causing or capable of causing ; injurious:
a harmful idea; a harmful habit.
causing or tending to cause harm; injurious

mid-14c., from harm (n.) + -ful. Related: Harmfully.


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