Dam·age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damaged p. pr. & vb. n. Damaging ] To occasion damage to the soundness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.
He . . . came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship. --Clarendon.
adj 1: harmed or injured or spoiled; "I wont't buy damaged goods";
"the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
2: being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited
politician"; "her damaged reputation" [syn: discredited]
3: especially of reputation; "the senator's seriously damaged
reputation"; "a flyblown reputation"; "a tarnished
reputation"; "inherited a spotted name" [syn: besmirched,
flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished]