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harm

[hahrm]
noun
1.
physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
2.
moral injury; evil; wrong.
verb (used with object)
3.
to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt: to harm one's reputation.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English hearm; cognate with German Harm, Old Norse harmr

harmer, noun
self-harming, adjective
unharmed, adjective
unharming, adjective


1, 2. See damage. 3. maltreat, abuse.


1. benefit. 3. help.
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harm (hɑːm)
 
n
1.  physical or mental injury or damage
2.  moral evil or wrongdoing
 
vb
3.  (tr) to injure physically, morally, or mentally
 
[Old English hearm; related to Old Norse harmr grief, Old High German harm injury, Old Slavonic sramǔ disgrace]
 
'harmer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

harm
O.E. hearm "hurt, evil, grief, pain, insult," from P.Gmc. *kharmaz (cf. O.N. harmr, O.Fris. herm, Ger. harm "grief, sorrow, harm"). The verb is from O.E. hearmian "to hurt," and ousted O.E. skeþþan "scathe" in all but a few senses.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
HARM
high-speed antiradiation missile
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