- (adjective) Additional to what is required for ordinary use.
- (adjective) Elegantly simple.
- (verb) To refrain from harming.
At first glance, sand dunes appear simple. The beach grass provides strength to the sand dunes so the dunes themselves can protect the coastal communities from water intrusion – thus, sparing inland areas from damage. Beach development and the uninformed trampling of beachgoers has led to destruction of 84% of the dunes in the Hampton/Seabrook areas of New Hampshire.