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Detrimental Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    detrimental adj : (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant" [syn: damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious]
Detrimental Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Detrimental \Det`ri*men"tal\, a. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful. Neither dangerous nor detrimental to the donor. --Addison. Syn: Injurious; hurtful; prejudicial; disadvantageous; mischievous; pernicious.
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In astrology, a celestial body is said to be in detriment, or exile, when it is posited in the zodiac sign opposite the sign it rules (over which it has domicile). When a celestial body is in detriment it is said to be not comfortable in that sign and to tend to operate with the least strength.

The sign detriments are as follows:

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  • Study: Zilmax has no apparent detrimental effect on cattle health
    The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'
  • Newborn Night-Waking Has A Detrimental Health Impact On Parents
    April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the hardest parts of new parenthood is never getting enough sleep . Once an hour, every night, the baby cries out for food, comfort, or to be cleaned. Most new parents report feeling more exhausted in the morning than they did the night before. Professor Avi Sadeh led a team of researchers from Tel Aviv Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'
  • West's end to HIV funding detrimental to illegal drug users
    While 75% of people who inject drugs live in middle-income countries, funding for Aids prevention for these people is in crisis, experts have warned. Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'

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