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HARM

[¦āch¦ā¦är′em or härm]
(engineering)
high-aspect-ratio micromachining.
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The "beast of monotony" was gentled to the harmlessness of a kitten' (1960: 215).
"By paying attention to the small things," writes Mills, "the wholesomeness of daily bread, the source and state of the water, the seemliness of one's shelter, and the well-being of all the human and more-than-human lives around us--we may be led to practice simplicity and harmlessness in tangible ways."
Altman, Nathaniel, The Nonviolent Revolution: A Comprehensive Guide to Ahimsa -- the Philosophy of Dynamic Harmlessness, Dorset, Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1998
In the medical and hygiene industry, especially with respect to cotton pads for makeup removal and other tasks, cotton has always been the main product because of its ecological harmlessness. It is a renewable raw material that saves resources and is bio-degradable.
This, however, is not going to be a soap-box rant about the harmlessness of the wacky.
Yet some experts warn that this may, in fact, be an aberration in the research due to the "healthy runner effect." Runners who remain injury-free continue to run, demonstrating the resiliency of those healthy runners, not the harmlessness of running per se.
Caricatures that once told exclusively of Jewish wretchedness and menace now portrayed Jewish vitality and harmlessness (Figure 8).
How are we to assess the accuracy of claims about the harmlessness or simplicity of a procedure or the lack of alternatives to an intervention?
She recommended that the Act should be overhauled to reflect the increasing social acceptability and relative harmlessness of drugs such as cannabis and thus suggested that cannabis should be downgraded from a Class B drug to a Class C and that possession of cannabis should only be punishable by a caution or a fixed fine.
Chance repeatedly encourages Dude to drink beer to cope with his withdrawal symptoms, but Dude reports "it doesn't do any good." The harmlessness of beer and the futility of using it to in place of real alcohol is understood and underscored by the incarcerated Burdett who ridicules Dude's beer, stating "that beer won't do you any good ...
An interesting feature of this development is the belief of many consumers that naturalness guarantees harmlessness. Yet there can be no doubt that some of the botanicals that have been traditionally used as medicines can produce dangerous and even toxic effects, either on their own or in combination with orthodox Western medicines, warfarin in particular.
It is a stance of harmlessness toward all living beings and an understanding of their mutual interdependence.