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American English: /ˌdɛləˈtɪriəs/
British English: /ˌdɛlɪˈtɪərɪəs/

Translation of deleterious in Spanish:


  • [formal] to be deleterious to something
    ser nocivo or perjudicial para algo
    Example sentences
    • The world situation has had deleterious effects on a couple of international film festivals this week.
    • And finally, it examines the deleterious effect that this might have on the performer and the people around them.
    • I think, to that degree, it may have had a deleterious effect upon the medium since then.

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