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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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  • If This Isn't "Conduct Detrimental" To Public Confidence...
    Through enhanced nutrition and training techniques, the NFL specifically trains a young man for power and strength. He is able to ward off massive tacklers. His right arm is able to exert tremendous force. When his tiny four year old son misbehaves, his idea of appropriate discipline is to get a branch from a tree and beat his son with such power that deep bruises Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'
  • Water Tax is Ludicrous And Detrimental
    IrrigationNZ would like to re-iterate its views on the introduction of a water tax which is included in the Labour and Green Parties’ fresh water policies. Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'
  • Blood test could identify when cancer treatment has become detrimental
    ( Institute of Cancer Research ) Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study shows. Read more on this news related to 'Detrimental'

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