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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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