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damage

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Definition of damage

Etymology

    From Old French damage (Modern French dommage) < Vulgar Latin *damnaticum from Classical Latin damnum.

Pronunciation

Noun

damage (plural damages)

  1. The abstract measure of something not being intact; harm.

    The storm did a lot of damage to the area.

  2. (slang) Cost or expense.

    "What's the damage?" he asked the waiter.

Verb

damage (third-person singular simple present damages, present participle damaging, simple past and past participle damaged)

  1. To make something less intact or even destroy it; to harm or cause destruction.

    Be careful not to damage any of the fragile items while unpacking them.

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