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An individual or property that has been destroyed, injured, lost, or otherwise made ineffective.
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  1. An individual or property that has been destroyed, injured, lost, or otherwise made ineffective.
  2. The harm to an individual or property as a result of a sudden, unexpected, or unusual event.
  3. An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life.
Damage, harm, or loss:
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  1. Damage, harm, or loss:
  2. Anything that causes damage or injury
  3. Something that causes damage, harm, or loss:
Immoral or unjust effects:
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  1. Immoral or unjust effects:
  2. Moral wrong; evil
  3. Hurt; injury; damage
Mental suffering; anguish:
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  1. Mental suffering; anguish:
  2. A wrong; harm:
  3. Harm, wrong, or damage
(Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
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  1. (Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
  2. The result of being impaired; a deterioration or weakening; a disability or handicap; an inefficient part or factor.
An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
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  1. An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
  2. An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
  3. Any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.
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  1. A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.
  2. An injury to one's feelings, spirit, etc.
  3. A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.
A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation:
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  1. A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation:
  2. A cause of harm, ruin, or death:
  3. (Archaic) Fatal injury or ruin:
That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
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  1. That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
  2. An unjust, injurious, or immoral act:
  3. The condition of being in error or at fault:
The act of inflicting
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  1. The act of inflicting
  2. The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
The condition of being deprived; privation.
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  1. The condition of being deprived; privation.
  2. (Uncountable) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
  3. A loss
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause:
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  1. An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause:
  2. An unintended, unforeseen, and undesirable event, especially one that causes harm, injury, damage, or loss.
  3. An unpleasant and unintended happening, sometimes resulting from negligence, that results in injury, loss, damage, etc.
(Narratology) The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot in a tragedy.
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  1. (Narratology) The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot in a tragedy.
  2. A complete failure; a fiasco:
  3. (Geol.) A sudden, violent change, such as an earthquake
An instance of misfortune; calamity
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  1. An instance of misfortune; calamity
  2. A state of wretchedness or misfortune; poverty and trouble
  3. A calamitous event.
Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
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  1. Great anger, indignation, etc. aroused by such an act or offense
  2. An act of extreme violence or viciousness:
  3. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste:
The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding. The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding.
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  1. The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding. The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding.
  2. The condition of lacking necessities or comforts; privation or suffering.
  3. A thing hard to bear; specific cause of discomfort or suffering, as poverty, pain, etc.
A disturbing or being disturbed
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  1. A disturbing or being disturbed
  2. A variation in normal wind conditions.
  3. The condition of being disturbed:
  1. An accident, mistake, or problem.
  2. An unlucky or unfortunate accident
  3. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
A mishap, an unlucky circumstance.
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  1. A mishap, an unlucky circumstance.
  2. An unlucky accident; misadventure
  3. Bad luck or an instance of it
That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction:
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  1. That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction:
  2. Something that is a cause or source of suffering, injury, or destruction:
  3. Anything that causes harm, pain, misery, disaster, etc.
A mass of blossoms:
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  1. A mass of blossoms:
  2. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
  3. An unexpected shock or calamity.
Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
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  1. Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
  2. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
  3. A devastating or being devastated; destruction; desolation
The condition of having been destroyed:
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  1. The condition of having been destroyed:
  2. The cause or means of destroying
  3. The cause or means of destroying:
A cause or source of harm, damage, or annoyance
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  1. A cause or source of harm, damage, or annoyance
  2. Action or conduct that causes damage or trouble
  3. Harm, damage, or injury, esp. that done by a person
A sudden cerebrovascular failure usually caused by arteriosclerosis, hypertension, embolism, or hemorrhage and resulting variously in impaired vision and speech, coma, convulsions, paralysis, etc.
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  1. A sudden cerebrovascular failure usually caused by arteriosclerosis, hypertension, embolism, or hemorrhage and resulting variously in impaired vision and speech, coma, convulsions, paralysis, etc.
  2. A sudden occurrence or result:
  3. A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain, characterized by loss of muscular control, diminution or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of the damage to the brain.
A losing or being lost
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  1. A losing or being lost
  2. The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone:
  3. The amount of something lost:
A change in fortune from better to worse; a setback:
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  1. A change in fortune from better to worse; a setback:
  2. A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
  3. A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
(Uncountable, mathematics) A structural principle of mathematical logic that states that the hypotheses of any derived fact may be freely extended with additional assumptions
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  1. (Uncountable, mathematics) A structural principle of mathematical logic that states that the hypotheses of any derived fact may be freely extended with additional assumptions
  2. An instance or process of loss of strength
Anything that ruins or causes ruin
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  1. Anything that ruins or causes ruin
  2. The cause of being ruined, destroyed or lost.
  3. A loss of reputation.
The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
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  1. The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
  2. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect:
  3. The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.
(Formal) The action of disabling or the state of being disabled.
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  1. (Formal) The action of disabling or the state of being disabled.
The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
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  1. The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
  2. Something suffered; pain, distress, or injury
  3. The bearing or undergoing of pain, distress, or injury
Evil; wickedness.
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  1. Evil; wickedness.
  2. The condition of being ill, or in poor health; sickness; disease
  3. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
Any cause of a person's downfall, destruction, etc.
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  1. Any cause of a person's downfall, destruction, etc.
  2. Complete loss of means, solvency, position, etc.
  3. A cause of destruction or irreparable harm or loss:
Things or quantity broken
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  1. Things or quantity broken
  2. The left-over money in a parimutuel betting pool resulting from rounding off the payoffs, added to the pool for the next race or event or kept as profit.
  3. The sum allowed for such loss or damage
A wrecking or being wrecked
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  1. A wrecking or being wrecked
  2. The debris or remains of something wrecked:
The cause or means of destroying:
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  1. The cause or means of destroying:
  2. The condition of having been destroyed:
  3. The cause or means of destroying
A negative consequence or loss that occurs or is required to occur.
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  1. A negative consequence or loss that occurs or is required to occur.
  2. An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price.
  3. Loss, sacrifice; detriment
A losing or being lost
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  1. A losing or being lost
  2. The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone:
  3. The amount of something lost:
The act or an instance of wasting or the condition of being wasted:
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  1. The act or an instance of wasting or the condition of being wasted:
  2. Matter excreted from the body, as feces or urine
  3. A gradual loss, decrease, or destruction by use, wear, decay, deterioration, etc.
The taking of a profit or other gain that properly should go to another.
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  1. The taking of a profit or other gain that properly should go to another.
  2. (Law) Unauthorized alteration or destruction of a legal document, such as a contract or will.
  3. The intentional destruction, mutilation, concealment, or alteration of (usually documentary) evidence. If proven, spoliation may help to establish that the evidence was detrimental to the party responsible for it.
The total loss in weight of livestock from the time of shipment to the final processing as meat
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  1. The total loss in weight of livestock from the time of shipment to the final processing as meat
  2. The total weight loss sustained by livestock in shipment to a market.
  3. Loss of merchandise, especially through theft.
A decline in the value of an asset over time, due to its increasing obsolescence or the wear and tear due to its use; a deduction on an income tax return of part of the asset’s cost, transforming its declining value into a benefit for the taxpayer. A decline in the value of an asset over time, due to its increasing obsolescence or the wear and tear due to its use; a deduction on an income tax return of part of the asset’s cost, transforming its declining value into a benefit for the taxpayer.
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  1. A decline in the value of an asset over time, due to its increasing obsolescence or the wear and tear due to its use; a deduction on an income tax return of part of the asset’s cost, transforming its declining value into a benefit for the taxpayer. A decline in the value of an asset over time, due to its increasing obsolescence or the wear and tear due to its use; a deduction on an income tax return of part of the asset’s cost, transforming its declining value into a benefit for the taxpayer.
  2. A decrease or loss in value, as because of age, wear, or market conditions.
  3. (Accounting) An allowance made for a loss in value of property.
The condition of being deprived; privation.
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  1. The condition of being deprived; privation.
  2. (Uncountable) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
  3. A loss
A similar fungous disease of plants, fruits, and vegetables
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  1. A similar fungous disease of plants, fruits, and vegetables
  2. A plant disease in which the plant tissue remains relatively dry while fungi invade and ultimately decay bulbs, fruits, or woody tissues.
  3. A fungous decay causing seasoned timber to become brittle and crumble to powder
Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants:
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  1. Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants:
  2. The contamination of air, water, or soil by substances that are harmful to living organisms. Pollution can occur naturally, for example through volcanic eruptions, or as the result of human activities, such as the spilling of oil or disposal of industrial waste. &diamf3; Light from cities and towns at night that interferes with astronomical observations is known as light pollution. It can also disturb natural rhythms of growth in plants and other organisms. &diamf3; Continuous noise that is loud enough to be annoying or physically harmful is known as noise pollution. &diamf3; Heat from hot water that is discharged from a factory into a river or lake, where it can kill or endanger aquatic life, is known as thermal pollution.
Bribery or similar dishonest dealings
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  1. Bribery or similar dishonest dealings
  2. The act or process of corrupting.
  3. The act or fact of making, becoming, or being corrupt
Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
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  1. Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
  2. A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
  3. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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  1. The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
  2. (Linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  3. The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.
The act or practice of violently destroying; destruction
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  1. The act or practice of violently destroying; destruction
  2. Ruin; devastating damage
  3. Destruction, damage, or harm:
A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution:
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  1. A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution:
  2. A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
  3. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use:
An adulterating or being adulterated
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  1. An adulterating or being adulterated
  2. An adulterated substance, commodity, etc.
  3. The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of one substance for another.
(Billiards, Pool) A shot that results in a penalty; specif., in pool, a shot in which the cue ball goes into a pocket
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  1. (Billiards, Pool) A shot that results in a penalty; specif., in pool, a shot in which the cue ball goes into a pocket
  2. A wound, usually superficial, inflicted by nails, claws, or something pointed pulled across the skin, etc.
  3. A mark or tear made in a surface by something sharp or rough
A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
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  1. A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
  2. A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
  3. A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical:
The actions or attitudes of a vandal; malicious or ignorant destruction of public or private property, often, specif., of that which is beautiful or artistic
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  1. The actions or attitudes of a vandal; malicious or ignorant destruction of public or private property, often, specif., of that which is beautiful or artistic
  2. Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.
  3. Deliberate defacing or destruction of property; ignorant defacing of anything beautiful or treasured, such as a work of art, architecture, or a valued building. Ignorance or malice is usually inferred. Deliberate defacing or destruction of property; ignorant defacing of anything beautiful or treasured, such as a work of art, architecture, or a valued building. Ignorance or malice is usually inferred.
(Medicine) Gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with corresponding impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
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  1. (Medicine) Gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with corresponding impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
  2. (Biology) The evolutionary decline or loss of a function, characteristic, or structure in an organism or species.
  3. (Electronics) Loss of or gain in power in an amplifier caused by unintentional negative feedback.
A localized diseased or necrotic area on a plant part, especially on a trunk, branch, or twig of a woody plant, usually caused by fungi or bacteria.
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  1. A localized diseased or necrotic area on a plant part, especially on a trunk, branch, or twig of a woody plant, usually caused by fungi or bacteria.
  2. A condition in horses similar to but more advanced than thrush.
  3. An inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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  1. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
(Nuclear Physics) Any change in a nucleus of an atom, whether spontaneous or induced, in which one or more particles, photons, etc. are emitted
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  1. (Nuclear Physics) Any change in a nucleus of an atom, whether spontaneous or induced, in which one or more particles, photons, etc. are emitted
  2. (Geology) A wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.
  3. The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation.
Great destruction and devastation, as that resulting from hurricanes, wars, etc.
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  1. Great destruction and devastation, as that resulting from hurricanes, wars, etc.
  2. Disorder or chaos:
  3. Widespread destruction; devastation.
The group of natural processes, including weathering, dissolution, abrasion, corrosion, and transportation, by which material is worn away from the earth's surface.
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  1. The group of natural processes, including weathering, dissolution, abrasion, corrosion, and transportation, by which material is worn away from the earth's surface.
  2. The gradual wearing away of land surface materials, especially rocks, sediments, and soils, by the action of water, wind, or a glacier. Usually erosion also involves the transport of eroded material from one place to another, as from the top of a mountain to an adjacent valley, or from the upstream portion of a river to the downstream portion.
  3. The process of eroding or the condition of being eroded:
The condition of needing repairs; state of neglect; dilapidation
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  1. The condition of needing repairs; state of neglect; dilapidation
  2. The condition of being in need of repair:
  3. The state of being in poor condition, in need of repair.
The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
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  1. The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
  2. The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
The act or process of corroding.
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  1. The act or process of corroding.
  2. The condition produced by corroding.
  3. The breaking down or destruction of a material, especially a metal, through chemical reactions. The most common form of corrosion is rusting, which occurs when iron combines with oxygen and water.
A discolored spot or mark
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  1. A discolored spot or mark
  2. A discolored spot; a stain.
  3. The condition of being discolored.
The spontaneous transformation of a relatively unstable particle into a set of new particles. For example, a pion decays spontaneously into a muon and an antineutrino. The decay of heavy or unstable atomic nuclei (such as uranium or carbon-10) into more stable nuclei and emitted particles is called radioactive decay . The study of particle decay is fundamental to subatomic physics.
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  1. The spontaneous transformation of a relatively unstable particle into a set of new particles. For example, a pion decays spontaneously into a muon and an antineutrino. The decay of heavy or unstable atomic nuclei (such as uranium or carbon-10) into more stable nuclei and emitted particles is called radioactive decay . The study of particle decay is fundamental to subatomic physics.
  2. (Aerospace) The decrease in orbital altitude of an artificial satellite as a result of conditions such as atmospheric drag.
  3. The destruction or decomposition of organic matter as a result of bacterial or fungal action; rot.
Loss and damage resulting from use
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  1. Loss and damage resulting from use
To bring or reduce to ruin
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  1. To bring or reduce to ruin
  2. To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
  3. (Archaic) To go or come to ruin
To suffer destruction or ruin; become wrecked:
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  1. To suffer destruction or ruin; become wrecked:
  2. To work as a wrecker
  3. To cause to undergo ruin or disaster:
To give or have the sensation of pain; be sore
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  1. To give or have the sensation of pain; be sore
  2. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure:
  3. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
To do harm to:
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  1. To do harm to:
  2. To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To offend (one's feelings, pride, etc.); wound
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  1. To offend (one's feelings, pride, etc.); wound
  2. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
  3. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
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  1. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  2. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
  3. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
To kill
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  1. To kill
  2. To put to death; kill:
  3. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
A chemical agent used to whiten or remove color from textiles, paper, food, and other substances and materials. Chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and hydrogen peroxide are bleaches. Bleaches remove color by oxidation or reduction.
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  1. A chemical agent used to whiten or remove color from textiles, paper, food, and other substances and materials. Chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and hydrogen peroxide are bleaches. Bleaches remove color by oxidation or reduction.
  2. To become white as a result of the loss of algal symbionts, usually following an environmental stress such as increased water temperature. Used of coral.
  3. To act as or use a bleach.
To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
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  1. To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
  2. (Radio, TV) To vary in intensity: said of a signal
  3. (Football) To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
To soak with or in water
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  1. To soak with or in water
To become sullied, soiled, spoiled, marred, etc.
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  1. To become sullied, soiled, spoiled, marred, etc.
  2. To detract from or spoil:
  3. To lose luster; become discolored:
To injure or damage by fire or something with the effect of fire, as intense heat, friction, or acid; scorch, singe, scald, etc.
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  1. To injure or damage by fire or something with the effect of fire, as intense heat, friction, or acid; scorch, singe, scald, etc.
  2. To inflict harm or hardship on; hurt:
  3. To cause to be felt or remembered because of emotional intensity:
To become scorched or singed.
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  1. To become scorched or singed.
  2. To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
  3. To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to (an animal).
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  1. To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to (an animal).
  2. To make (a horse, cow, etc.) swallow a medicinal liquid
  3. To provide with something in great abundance; surfeit:
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
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  1. To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
  2. To make or become dirty; soil; tarnish; stain
  3. To become soiled.
To become unhealthy, sickly, etc.
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  1. To become unhealthy, sickly, etc.
  2. To become damaged, weakened, or useless because of decay:
  3. To disappear or fall by decaying:
To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
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  1. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
  2. To cause to come into forceful contact with something:
  3. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
To subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
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  1. To subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
  2. To break to bits by pounding
  3. To injure or damage by pounding, by hard wear or use, etc.
To become altered or spoiled in color.
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  1. To become altered or spoiled in color.
To damage or mar (an object):
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  1. To damage or mar (an object):
  2. To cut off or damage a limb or other important part of (a person or animal)
  3. To injure severely or disfigure, especially by cutting off tissue or body parts.
To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
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  1. To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
  2. To manage to get by; scrape by
  3. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
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  1. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
  2. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
  3. To become smudged or blurred:
To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
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  1. To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
  2. To become scraped or worn in patches on the surface
  3. To walk without lifting the feet; shuffle
To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound:
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  1. To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound:
  2. To cause to break without complete separation of parts:
  3. To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound:
(Rare) To cut or chop with an ax or other sharp tool
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  1. (Rare) To cut or chop with an ax or other sharp tool
  2. To lose or be inherently subject to losing a small part or parts of itself
  3. To break off in small pieces
(Obsolete) To deceive or trick.
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  1. (Obsolete) To deceive or trick.
  2. To use insulting, coarse, or bad language about or to; revile
  3. To hurt by treating badly; mistreat
To treat roughly or unkindly; abuse
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  1. To treat roughly or unkindly; abuse
  2. To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
To treat roughly or wrongly.
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  1. To treat roughly or wrongly.
  2. To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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  1. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
  2. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  3. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To defeat handily:
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  1. To defeat handily:
  2. To handle roughly or clumsily; manhandle; paw
  3. To handle or treat roughly, causing damage:
To spoil the appearance of; disfigure; mar
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  1. To spoil the appearance of; disfigure; mar
  2. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
  3. (Obsolete) To obliterate; destroy.
To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
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  1. To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
  2. To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
  3. Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
To destroy or damage (public or private property) maliciously
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  1. To destroy or damage (public or private property) maliciously
  2. To damage or destroy (another's property) willfully or maliciously.
To mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting, or tearing:
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  1. To mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting, or tearing:
  2. To ruin or spoil through ineptitude or ignorance:
  3. To mutilate or disfigure by repeatedly and roughly cutting, tearing, hacking, or crushing; lacerate and bruise badly
To pillage; sack:
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  1. To pillage; sack:
  2. To commit ravages
  3. To destroy violently; ruin
To denounce fiercely
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  1. To denounce fiercely
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To injure
  3. To harm or injure, especially by fire.
To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
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  1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
  2. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
  3. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
To cause to collapse
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  1. To cause to collapse
  2. (Intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  3. To fall or break down; collapse
To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
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  1. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
  2. To be or become crushed:
  3. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
To take apart; disassemble; tear down.
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  1. To take apart; disassemble; tear down.
  2. To strip (a house, ship, etc.) of furniture, equipment, means of defense, etc.
  3. To put an end to in a gradual systematic way:
(Archaic) To bargain for
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  1. (Archaic) To bargain for
  2. To depreciate, belittle, or bring into contempt
  3. To become cheap or cheaper
To destroy
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  1. To destroy
  2. To have a deleterious effect on; ruin.
  3. To cause (a plant, for example) to undergo blight.
(Intransitive) To fall apart, break up into parts.
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  1. (Intransitive) To fall apart, break up into parts.
  2. To undergo or cause to undergo a nuclear transformation as a result of radioactive decay or a nuclear reaction
  3. To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles.
To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
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  1. To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
  2. To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt:
  3. To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
To destroy or hinder the efficiency of; frustrate:
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  1. To destroy or hinder the efficiency of; frustrate:
  2. To cut the hamstring of (an animal or a person) and thereby cripple.
  3. A powerful group of muscles at the back of the thigh that arise in the hip and pelvis and insert as strong tendons behind the knee. The hamstring bends the knee and helps to straighten the hip.
To undermine by digging away foundations; dig beneath
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  1. To undermine by digging away foundations; dig beneath
  2. To deplete or weaken gradually:
  3. To drain (a tree, for example) of sap.
To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
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  1. To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
  2. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
  3. To produce or receive discolorations:
To become filled with tears:
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  1. To become filled with tears:
  2. A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
  3. To become torn:
To become torn or split apart
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  1. To become torn or split apart
  2. To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically.
  3. (Informal) To move quickly or violently.
To drive away.
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  1. To drive away.
  2. To become worn away or tattered along the edges.
  3. To wear away (the edges of fabric, for example) by rubbing.
To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
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  1. To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
  2. To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
  3. To wear away and weaken the supports of
To make or become weak or weaker
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
To produce a biting, consuming, corroding, eroding, tormenting, etc. effect
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  1. To produce a biting, consuming, corroding, eroding, tormenting, etc. effect
  2. To cause persistent worry or pain:
  3. To cut, bite, and wear away bit by bit with the teeth
To become corroded
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  1. To become corroded
  2. To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
  3. To eat into or wear away gradually, as by rusting or by the action of chemicals
To cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst
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  1. To cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst
  2. To become unusable or inoperative; go out of order
  3. To cause to give up a habit:
(Informal) To divide something with another or others, each taking a share
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  1. (Informal) To divide something with another or others, each taking a share
  2. To separate or break up through failure to agree, etc.
  3. (Slang) To depart; leave:
To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
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  1. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
  2. To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
  3. To feel like a knife stabbing
To pierce or disturb with sound:
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  1. To pierce or disturb with sound:
  2. To tear, pull, or rip with violence
  3. To become torn or split; come apart:
To criticize sharply:
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  1. To criticize sharply:
  2. To cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color
  3. To move through or penetrate something quickly and precisely
To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
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  1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
  2. To affect sharply the senses or feelings of
  3. To penetrate into or through something:
To pierce with a pointed object.
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  1. To pierce with a pointed object.
  2. To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture
  3. To be pierced or punctured:
Any of various fungi or oomycete organisms that form a white or grayish coating on surfaces, such as plant leaves, cloth, or leather, especially under damp, warm conditions. Powdery mildews are important plant diseases usually caused by ascomycete fungi, while downy mildews, including a serious disease of grapevines, are caused by oomycetes.
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  1. Any of various fungi or oomycete organisms that form a white or grayish coating on surfaces, such as plant leaves, cloth, or leather, especially under damp, warm conditions. Powdery mildews are important plant diseases usually caused by ascomycete fungi, while downy mildews, including a serious disease of grapevines, are caused by oomycetes.
  2. To affect or become affected with mildew.
To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of:
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  1. To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of:
  2. To make unable or unfit to act, function effectively, etc.; disable
  3. To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.
To deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
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  1. To deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
  2. To render unable; to take away an ability of.
  3. (Chiefly of a person) To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.
To become or cause to be coated with rust, as iron
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  1. To become or cause to be coated with rust, as iron
  2. To color (something) a strong brown.
  3. To become the color of rust.
To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
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  1. To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
  2. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To make imperfect or defective; impair:
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  1. To make imperfect or defective; impair:
  2. To deprive of the use of some necessary part of the body; cripple; mutilate; disable
To cause deep emotional pain to; distress.
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  1. To cause deep emotional pain to; distress.
  2. To tear jaggedly; mangle (something soft, as flesh)
  3. To wound or hurt (someone's feelings, etc.) deeply; distress
To inflict wounds or a wound on.
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  1. To inflict wounds or a wound on.
  2. To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of wind.
To become tainted
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  1. To become tainted
  2. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
  3. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
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  1. To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
  2. To deprive of strength or ability; disable.
To hurt (the feelings, spirit, etc.)
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  1. To hurt (the feelings, spirit, etc.)
  2. To experience or undergo bruising:
  3. To injure (tissue), as by a blow, without breaking the skin but causing discoloration
To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
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  1. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
  2. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  3. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
To profane or sully
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  1. To profane or sully
  2. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
  3. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
Immorally or unjustly:
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  1. Immorally or unjustly:
  2. To violate another person’s rights or to do harm. See also tort.
  3. In a wrong course or direction:
To transmit a pathogen or disease to:
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  1. To transmit a pathogen or disease to:
  2. To cause to become diseased by bringing into contact with such an organism or matter
  3. (Computers) To become transmitted to and copied on (a hard drive, for example). Used of a virus or other harmful software.
To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
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  1. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  2. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
  3. (Intransitive) To make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly.
(Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
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  1. (Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
  2. To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.
To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
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  1. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
  2. To bring into a worse condition; debase
  3. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
To invalidate either partially or completely.
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  1. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  2. To weaken morally; debase; pervert
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To bring into dishonor or contempt
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  1. To bring into dishonor or contempt
  2. To lower in dignity; dishonor or disgrace:
  3. To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
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  1. To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
  2. To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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  1. To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
  2. To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
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  1. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
  2. To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
  3. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
Things or quantity broken
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  1. Things or quantity broken
  2. The left-over money in a parimutuel betting pool resulting from rounding off the payoffs, added to the pool for the next race or event or kept as profit.
  3. Loss or damage as a result of breaking.
The cause or means of destroying
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  1. The cause or means of destroying
  2. The cause or means of destroying:
  3. The condition of having been destroyed:
(Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
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  1. (Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
  2. The result of being impaired; a deterioration or weakening; a disability or handicap; an inefficient part or factor.