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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadversead‧verse /ˈædvɜːs $ -ɜːrs/ ●○○ adjective  1 HELPnot good or favourable They fear it could have an adverse effect on global financial markets. Miller’s campaign has received a good deal of adverse publicity.2 adverse conditionsadversely adverb developments which had adversely affected their business
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adverseThe Labour Government was haunted constantly by economic difficulties, largely caused by an adverse balance of payments.Many observers suggest that this transfer has had mainly adverse effects on the population concerned.Climate change is likely to have adverse impacts on human health.Other people can also help by noting the more subtle effects, both beneficial and adverse, of treatment.Instead, the number of adverse outcomes is plotted against the total number of cases on a graph.In spite of adverse public opinion, the plan to privatize the railways continued.adverse publicityAppler also said some reports of adverse reactions to Ma huang are unsubstantiated.However, both have weathered storms before and are used to surviving in adverse times.Planes are being kept on the ground because of the adverse weather.adverse effectThere is little adverse effect from the light sprinkling of typographical errors.We have recently shown in rat pancreas that adverse effects include pancreatic toxicity.Anti-abortion groups have seized upon the few that have shown an adverse effect, not the many that have not.The move follows a government-commissioned report, which warns that the taxes are having an adverse effect on industrial production.In one, no adverse effects on neonatal outcome were found.Other studies that were not randomised failed to show adverse effects on the baby.Out findings of an apparently greater adverse effect on trabecular rather than cortical bone is in keeping with other publications on the effect of prednisolone.
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