What does the word deleterious mean?

Usage examples for deleterious

  1. This is of two sorts; one of them possessing deleterious qualities, which obliges them to slice and macerate it in water a night before they bake and eat it. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. Private stills have supplied spirits more than usually deleterious; and the revenue has shown a decline. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  3. That was why he would not sell his birthright for a mess of stringy venison, and the deleterious whisky sold at the settlement, which seemed to him a most unfair price. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss

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