Adjective "damaged" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something.
  1. 'In addition to being fatal in large enough doses, paracetamol can cause permanent damage to the liver.'
  2. 'If this condition persists too long the baby suffers irreparable brain damage.'
  3. 'US Army Air Corps officers believed that bomb damage resulted primarily from blast effects.'
  4. 'These fires cause damage to property and often lead to personal injury.'
  5. 'Motorists have paid the price of deteriorating roads with damage to their vehicles.'
  6. 'The move is to prevent vandals from causing further damage to the property.'
  7. 'Instead of letting up, they exacerbate their injuries, potentially causing permanent damage.'
  8. 'Mr Smith said severe physical illness had resulted in physical damage to the brain.'
  9. 'One of the most common cartilage injuries is damage to the fibrocartilage in the knee joint.'
  10. 'Deaths, injuries and damage resulting from drink-driving in the city have risen in recent years.'
  11. 'the damage to his reputation was considerable'
  12. 'The misery and human damage our policies have inflicted on some people will never be undone.'
  13. 'The Secretary said he deeply regrets the damage done to the reputation of the military and the country as a whole.'
  14. 'Being able to let go seems safer psychologically, as damage occurs from a failure to release things.'
  15. 'The institution of monarchy has inflicted terrible psychological damage on him since he was a toddler.'
  16. 'The articles are seen as causing serious damage to Alexander's reputation.'
  17. 'However, we are concerned about the psychological damage you have inflicted on your victims.'
  18. 'The most voracious debt will invariably do the most psychological damage.'
  19. 'I could find no discernible psychological damage or mental health difficulties.'
  20. 'The damage to the UN and our relations with Europe will have long-term repercussions.'
  21. 'Cesare died at the age of 30, far before his sister, but the damage to her reputation had already been done.'
A sum of money claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury.
  1. 'As a result, the defendants deny that the plaintiff is entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal.'
  2. 'The second principle may be that the court should not award exemplary or aggravated damages.'
  3. 'Many of the criteria derive from the principles adopted in awarding special damages for personal injuries.'
  4. 'The defendants claim damages which they allege that they suffered from the granting of the injunction.'
  5. 'The Claimant is seeking damages for loss of access to Government Business Grants.'
  6. 'Accordingly, the plaintiff's claim for damages for mental distress is dismissed.'
  7. 'I am satisfied that I have jurisdiction to award damages in lieu of an injunction.'
  8. 'He had won damages after the newspaper printed allegations about his involvement with a prostitute.'
  9. 'He or she sues not only for personal injury but for damages for the loss or destruction of the motor vehicle.'
  10. 'The judge had rejected both approaches and awarded £2,500 general damages for loss of amenity.'


Inflict physical harm on (something) so as to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function.
  1. 'The empty house became the target for vandals, and five years ago it was badly damaged in a fire.'
  2. 'Lomax's car was badly damaged and had a smashed windscreen and two shredded tyres.'
  3. 'A pupil and a teacher suffered minor injuries and the bus was damaged in the accident.'
  4. 'The accident damaged the propeller and both sets of landing gear at the nose and the rear of the plane.'
  5. 'This can result in a severely damaged thyroid gland that functions poorly or not at all.'
  6. 'One of the cottages was severely damaged in November when it was hit by a stolen car.'
  7. 'The forester implored anyone seeing vandals damaging the tree to report it immediately to the police.'
  8. 'Swan revealed he was out of action at Turf Moor for almost a year after damaging his cruciate ligament.'
  9. 'He also admitted a further charge of making a threat to destroy or damage her home.'
  10. 'If your tooth is damaged by accident then the pulp may be affected and get infected.'
  11. 'the scandal could seriously damage his career'
  12. 'Some are unhappy at the possibility of a highly geared offer that could damage the value of their investments.'
  13. 'The slur made by your critic is a very serious and damaging one to the organization and its unconditional generosity.'
  14. 'The changed item could do harm to the author by mocking him or damaging his reputation.'
  15. 'Has the coverage been fair to those who say the bill badly damages free speech?'
  16. 'At the very least their own career is then finished, at worse it could probably damage their own party.'
  17. 'The central theme here is the damaging effect of selfish thinking and behaviour.'
  18. 'At the very least, it will badly damage the reputation of the hardliners.'
  19. 'Suddenly, it appears that once a pitcher passes his prime, one bad season will irreparably damage his reputation.'
  20. 'Few seem prepared to stand up to a prejudice that is both socially and economically damaging.'
  21. 'In the long run, arguing may have a damaging effect on your relationship, and on your whole family.'

More definitions

1. injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness: The storm did considerable damage to the crops.

2. damages, Law. the estimated money equivalent for detriment or injury sustained.

3. Often, damages. Informal. cost; expense; charge: What are the damages for the lubrication job on my car? verb (used with object), damaged, damaging.

4. to cause damage to; injure or harm; reduce the value or usefulness of: He damaged the saw on a nail. verb (used without object), damaged, damaging

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be damaged in ways."

"miniatures can be damaged by things."

"livers can be damaged by alcohols."

"healths can be damaged due to ways."

"disks can be damaged in centres."

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(damage)Middle English: from Old French, from dam, damne ‘loss or damage’, from Latin damnum ‘loss or hurt’; compare with damn.


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