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  • hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Del`e*te"ri*ous (?), a. [LL. deleterius noxious, Gr. dhlhth`rios, fr. dhlei^sqai to hurt, damage; prob. akin to L. delere to destroy.] Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example. -- Del`e*te"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Del`e*te"ri*ous*ness, n.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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