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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: detrimentum, from deterere 'to rub away'

detriment

noun
     
det‧ri‧ment [uncountable] formal
harm or damage
to the detriment of something (=resulting in harm or damage to something)
He worked very long hours, to the detriment of his marriage.

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