damagingly

damaging

[dam-i-jing]
adjective
causing or capable of causing damages; harmful; injurious.

Origin:
1850–55; damage + -ing2

damagingly, adverb
nondamaging, adjective
nondamagingly, adverb
undamaging, adjective
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damage (ˈdæmɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person or thing
2.  loss of something desirable
3.  informal cost; expense (esp in the phrase what's the damage?)
 
vb
4.  (tr) to cause damage to
5.  (intr) to suffer damage
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin damnum injury, loss, fine]
 
'damageable
 
adj
 
damagea'bility
 
n
 
'damager
 
n
 
'damaging
 
adj
 
'damagingly
 
adv

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damage
late 13c., from O.Fr. damage "loss caused by injury," from dam "damage," from L. damnum "loss, hurt, damage."
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