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  • 1damage */*/*/ — I UK [ˈdæmɪdʒ] / US noun Get it right: damage: When damage means harm or injury it is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it is never used in the plural ▪  it never comes after a or a number Wrong: These toxins can cause damages to the lungs and… …

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  • 2damage — dam|age1 W2S2 [ˈdæmıdʒ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical harm)¦ 2¦(emotional harm)¦ 3¦(bad effect)¦ 4 damages 5 the damage is done 6 what s the damage? ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: dam damage , from Latin damnum; …

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  • 3damage — ▪ I. damage dam‧age 1 [ˈdæmɪdʒ] noun 1. [uncountable] a bad effect on something that makes it weaker or less successful: damage to • The result of this policy will be severe damage to the British economy. 2. [uncountable] physical harm caused to… …

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  • 4damage — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 harm/injury ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, massive, serious, severe, significant, substantial, untold …

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  • 5damage — I n. harm 1) to cause, do damage to; to inflict damage on 2) to suffer, sustain damage 3) to repair, undo damage 4) grave, great, extensive, irreparable, serious, severe; lasting, permanent; light, slight; widespread damage 5) fire; flood;… …

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  • 6damage — [[t]dæ̱mɪʤ[/t]] ♦♦ damages, damaging, damaged 1) VERB To damage an object means to break it, spoil it physically, or stop it from working properly. [V n] He maliciously damaged a car with a baseball bat... [V n] Lemon juice has the potential to… …

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  • 7damage — dam·age 1 n [Old French, from dam injury, harm, from Latin damnum financial loss, fine] 1: loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation 2 pl: the money awarded to a party in a civil suit as reparation for the loss or… …

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  • 8damage — 1 noun (U) 1 PHYSICAL HARM physical harm caused to something or someone (+ to): damage to property | serious/severe/extensive damage (=very bad damage): The earthquake caused extensive structural damage. | minor/superficial damage (=damage that… …

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  • 9serious — [[t]sɪ͟əriəs[/t]] ♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid. Crime is an increasingly serious problem in Russian society... The government still face very serious difficulties... Doctors… …

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  • 10Tornado intensity and damage — Tornadoes vary in intensity regardless of shape, size, and location. While strong tornadoes are typically larger than weak tornadoes, there are several instances of F5 tornadoes with damage paths less than 500 feet (150 m) wide. Data from the… …

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  • 11Foreign object damage — FOD to the compressor blades of a Honeywell LTS101 turboshaft engine on a Bell 222, caused by a small bolt that passed through the protective inlet screen …

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  • 12Brain damage — Brain damage, or acquired brain injury, is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells.CausesBrain damage may occur due to a wide range of conditions, illnesses, injuries, and as a result of iatrogenesis. Possible causes of widespread (… …

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  • 13Criminal damage in English law — A smashed shop window – photographed on 7 May 2005 In English law, causing criminal damage was originally a common law offence. The offence was largely concerned with the protection of dwellings and the food supply, and few sanctions were imposed …

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  • 14Core damage frequency — (CDF) is a term used in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) that indicates the likelihood of an accident that would cause damage to a nuclear reactor core.[1][2][3] Core damage accidents are considered serious because damage to the core may… …

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  • 15immune system disorder — Introduction        Disorders of the immune systemany of various failures in the body s defense mechanisms against infectious organisms (see table (Disorders of the immune system)). Disorders of immunity include immune deficiency diseases, such… …

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  • 16renal system disease — Introduction  any of the diseases or disorders that affect the human excretory system. They include benign and malignant tumours, infections and inflammations, and obstruction by calculi.       Diseases can have an impact on the elimination of… …

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  • 17coleopteran — /koh lee op teuhr euhn, kol ee /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera. n. 2. a beetle. [1840 50; COLEOPTER(A) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the insect order Coleoptera, consisting of the beetles and weevils …

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  • 18Earthquake — For other uses, see Earthquake (disambiguation). Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 …

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  • 19Thunderstorm — Electrical storm redirects here. For other uses, see Electrical storm (disambiguation). A typical thunderstorm A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, a lightning storm, thundershower or simply a storm is a form of weather… …

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  • 20Laser safety — A typical laser warning symbol. Laser safety is safe design, use and implementation of lasers to minimize the risk of laser accidents, especially those involving eye injuries. Since even relatively small amounts of laser light can lead to… …

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