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Definition of "harm" []

  • Physical or psychological injury or damage. (noun)
  • Wrong; evil. (noun)
  • To do harm to. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "harm" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 4/29/09: Getting away with Murder: Whatever happened to 'above all, do no harm'? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Getting away with Murder: Whatever happened to \'above all, do no harm\'? '"
  • "They typically continue to maintain either that pornography does not cause harm to women (in the relevant, usually narrow, sense of ˜harm™), or they admit that pornography probably does cause some harm to women's interests, but deny that this harm is sufficiently great to offset the dangers inherent in censorship and to justify the violation of the rights of pornographers and would-be consumers."
  • "Neither the expression of pornographic opinions, nor the indulging of a private taste for pornography, causes significant harm to others, in the relevant sense of ˜harm™ (i.e., crimes of physical violence or other significant wrongful rights-violations)."