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[n] the act of damaging something or someone
[n] the occurrence of a change for the worse
[n] any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
[v] cause or do harm to

Misc. Definitions

\Harm\, n. [OE. harm, hearm, AS. hearm; akin to OS. harm, G. harm grief, Icel. harmr, Dan. harme, Sw. harm; cf. OSlav. & Russ. sram' shame, Skr. crama toil, fatigue.]
1. Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
2. That which causes injury, damage, or loss. We, ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms. --Shak. Syn: Mischief; evil; loss; injury. See {Mischief}.
\Harm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Harming}.] [OE. harmen, AS. hearmian. See {Harm}, n.] To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong. Though yet he never harmed me. --Shak. No ground of enmity between us known Why he should mean me ill or seek to harm. --Milton.

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