Translation of harmful in Spanish:


nocivo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈhɑrmfəl/ /ˈhɑːmfʊl/ /ˈhɑːmf(ə)l/

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    (substance) nocivo
    (influence) pernicioso
    (influence) dañino
    (effect) perjudicial
    these rays may be harmful to the eye/one's health estos rayos pueden ser perjudiciales / dañinos para los ojos/la salud
    • There are alternative fuels, some less harmful to the atmosphere and some which do no harm at all.
    • The Thames has highly dangerous levels of e.coli and other harmful bacteria.
    • CFC gas damages the ozone layer which protects the earth from harmful rays from the sun.
    • It could be said that alcohol and tobacco are much more harmful drugs than either cocaine or heroin.
    • Chocolate is legal and more effective and also has no harmful side-effects whatsoever.
    • We learn patterns of behaviour there - some of which are useful, some of which are harmful.
    • Are the more sexual representations merely offensive, or can they be genuinely harmful?
    • It is quite a harmful chemical and may produce adverse reactions.
    • My mother was so protective that now I feel it was actually quite harmful to me.
    • More drugs fail clinical tests because of harmful effects on the liver than for any other reason.
    • This is a highly controversial treatment and it is suggested that it might be harmful.
    • It is the acidic environment produced by the harmful bugs that results in tooth decay.
    • Pollution on our roads is far more harmful to us all than cigarette smoke will ever be.
    • The lack of atmosphere also means there's no protection from harmful radiation in the solar wind.
    • Not all these chemicals are healthy, not all are harmful, most can be either.
    • From what I've been told smoking cannabis is allegedly less harmful than cigarettes.
    • It is not unusual to find substances in illegal drugs that are much more harmful than the drugs themselves.
    • High work demands and high mobilisation of efforts at work may not always indicate harmful stress.
    • The lining of the stomach produces a B acid to help digest food and also protect from harmful bacteria.
    • To restrict fluid to the extent of causing dehydration may even be harmful.