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Another word for bane

  1. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed

  2. Anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

      1. Any of various submicroscopic agents that infect living organisms, often causing disease, and that consist of a single or double strand of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein coat. Unable to replicate without a host cell, viruses are typically not considered living organisms.
      2. A disease caused by a virus.
      3. A computer program or series of commands that can replicate itself and that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other files or programs which users later transfer to other computers. Viruses usually have a harmful effect, as in erasing all the data on a disk.
      1. A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted to prey or to attackers by a bite or sting.
      2. Malice; spite:
      1. A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms and is capable of causing disease when introduced into the body tissues but is often also capable of inducing neutralizing antibodies or antitoxins.
      2. A poisonous or harmful nonbiological substance, such as a pollutant.
      1. A substance that causes injury, illness, or death, especially by chemical means.
      2. Something destructive or fatal.
      3. A substance that inhibits another substance or a reaction:
      1. Disease transmission by direct or indirect contact.
      2. A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.
      3. The direct cause, such as a bacterium or virus, of a communicable disease.
      1. Ulceration of the mouth and lips.
      2. An inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.
      3. A condition in horses similar to but more advanced than thrush.
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  3. Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes

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  4. A cause of suffering or harm

      1. Sorrow or grief; misery.
      2. Misfortune or wretchedness:
      3. A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
      1. A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war.
      2. A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
      3. A small whip used to inflict punishment.
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. Not healthy; sick:
      2. Not normal; unsound:
      3. Resulting in suffering; harmful or distressing:
      1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked:
      2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful:
      3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
      2. A cause of pain, suffering, or distress:
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