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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·ad·van·tage /ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ad·van·tage n.
 1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
    I was brought here under the disadvantage of being unknown by sight to any of you.   --Burke.
    Abandoned by their great patron, the faction henceforward acted at disadvantage.   --Palfrey.
 2. Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.
    They would throw a construction on his conduct, to his disadvantage before the public.   --Bancroft.
 Syn: -- Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ad·van·tage, v. t.  To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
          [ant: advantage]
      v : put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly
          disadvantages me" [syn: disfavor, disfavour] [ant: advantage]