destructive (part of speech: adjective)
harmful (part of speech: adjective)
- The internal secretions, whether by direct favorable influence, or whether through the obstacles they oppose to deleterious processes, seem to be of great utility in maintaining the organism in its normal state." - "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
- Montalembert, the brilliant champion of Christian monasticism, becomes an adverse critic of the system in the East, although it is noteworthy he now speaks of monasticism as it appears in the Greek church, which he holds to be heretical; yet his indictment is quite true: " They yielded to all the deleterious impulses of that declining society. - "A Short History of Monks and Monasteries", Alfred Wesley Wishart.
- At such entertainments the moucho- more, a deleterious species of mushroom, was usually introduced, as a mode of intoxication. - "A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2", Otto von Kotzebue.