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adjective

Causing serious ruin or harm; injurious; deadly.

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotents.

—Edward Dahlberg ”No Love and No Thanks” Alms for Oblivion (1964)

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