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 for disadvantage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disadvantage \Dis`ad*van"tage\, v. t. [Cf. F. d['e]savantager.]
     To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disadvantage \Dis`ad*van"tage\ (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F.
     d['e]savantage.]
     1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial
        quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which
        hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
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              I was brought here under the disadvantage of being
              unknown by sight to any of you.       --Burke.
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              Abandoned by their great patron, the faction
              henceforward acted at disadvantage.   --Palfrey.
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     2. Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame,
        credit, profit, or other good.
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              They would throw a construction on his conduct, to
              his disadvantage before the public.   --Bancroft.
  
     Syn: Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disadvantage
      n 1: the quality of having an inferior or less favorable
           position [ant: advantage, vantage]
      v 1: put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly
           disadvantages me" [syn: disadvantage, disfavor,
           disfavour] [ant: advantage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "disadvantage":
     abuse, ado, afflict, aggrieve, annoyance, anxiety, bar, befoul,
     besetment, bewitch, blight, blocking, bother, burden, burthen,
     can of worms, cargo, charge, condemn, corrupt, cross, crucify,
     cumbrance, curse, damage, deadweight, defect, defile, deprave,
     deprivation, despoil, destroy, detriment, difficulty, disability,
     disaccommodate, discommode, disoblige, disserve, disservice,
     distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by,
     doom, drawback, embarrassment, encumbrance, envenom, evil, fault,
     flaw, freight, get into trouble, great ado, hamper, handicap,
     harass, harm, headache, hex, hindrance, hurt, impair, impairment,
     impediment, impedimenta, impose upon, imposition, incommode,
     inconvenience, infect, injure, injury, jinx, liability, load, loss,
     loss of ground, lumber, maltreat, matter, menace, mischief,
     mistreat, molest, obstacle, obstruction, onus, outrage, pack,
     peck of troubles, penalty, persecute, play havoc with,
     play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice, problem, put out,
     put to inconvenience, put to trouble, savage, scathe,
     sea of troubles, shortcoming, step backward, taint, threaten,
     torment, torture, trouble, violate, weakness, weight,
     white elephant, worry, wound, wreak havoc on, wrong
  
  

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