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harmful

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːrmfəl; ˈhɑːmfəl/

Translation of harmful in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [substance] nocivo; [influence] pernicioso, dañino; [effect] perjudicial these rays may be harmful to the eye/one's health estos rayos pueden ser perjudiciales or dañinos para los ojos/la salud
    Example sentences
    • There are alternative fuels, some less harmful to the atmosphere and some which do no harm at all.
    • The Thames has highly dangerous levels of e.coli and other harmful bacteria.
    • CFC gas damages the ozone layer which protects the earth from harmful rays from the sun.

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