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damage

[′dam·ij]
(ordnance)
An injury short of complete destruction inflicted upon persons, equipment, or installations.
To cause damage.
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Most of the damage at Antelope Valley Union High, Lancaster and Palmdale school districts resulted from ruptured pipes that flooded rooms, damaging or destroying books, computer equipment, ceilings and carpet.
When certain plastics burn, they can put forth various chlorides, salts and acids into the air which, once they condense and crystallize on metals, can cause a corrosive effect especially damaging on electronics," he said.
Yet of all the factors studied, sunlight was the most damaging to dye color, Wis-Surel says.