Use Deleterious in a sentence
Meaning: [adjective] very harmful ;
Trucks and automobiles play a large role in deleterious air quality.
Everybody knows the deleterious effects of smoking, but they still smoke.
Experiencing poverty before age five is especially deleterious.
Wider health problems may accelerate the deleterious effects of diabetes.
Parental divorce has often been assumed to have deleterious effects on children.
Not unexpectedly, soil contaminants can have significant deleterious consequences for ecosystems.
Bulgakov’s suffering from these wounds had deleterious long-term effects.
All these factories affect the habitat of fishes, often in deleterious ways.
But living in the east had a deleterious effect on his character.