Harm or injury to a person, property, or system resulting in impairment or loss of function, usefulness, or value. Compare with damages.

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  • I was trying to get on the freeway when all of a sudden this truck turns and smashes into the side of my car, causing excessive damage and nearly destroying the vehicle.

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  • The damage inflicted on the warehouse because of the small fire was enough to cost us considerable amounts of time and money.

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  • You must be able to predict what damage may come from any decision you make and try to counter it.

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