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English noun: harm

1. harm (state) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonymshurt, injury, trauma

Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness

Narrower (hyponym)birth trauma, bite, blast trauma, bleeding, blunt trauma, brain damage, break, bruise, bump, burn, contusion, cryopathy, dislocation, electric shock, fracture, frostbite, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, insect bite, intravasation, lesion, penetrating injury, penetrating trauma, pinch, pull, rupture, sting, strain, twist, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whiplash, whiplash injury, wound, wrench

2. harm (event) the occurrence of a change for the worse

Synonymsdamage, impairment

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

Narrower (hyponym)deformation, detriment, distortion, hurt, ladder, ravel, run

3. harm (act) the act of damaging something or someone

Synonymsdamage, hurt, scathe

Broader (hypernym)change of integrity

Narrower (hyponym)burn, defacement, defloration, disfiguration, disfigurement, impairment, wound, wounding

English verb: harm

1. harm (body) cause or do harm to

SamplesThese pills won't harm your system.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

Narrower (hyponym)sicken

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