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A person regarded as being physically, mentally, or morally a wreck of what he or she was
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  1. A person regarded as being physically, mentally, or morally a wreck of what he or she was
  2. Downfall, destruction, devastation, etc.
  3. One that has been extensively damaged or harmed:
(Archaic) Complete and irreparable loss; ruin
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  1. (Archaic) Complete and irreparable loss; ruin
  2. Hell:
  3. Utter ruin.
Bad luck; ill fortune; trouble; adversity
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  1. Bad luck; ill fortune; trouble; adversity
  2. The condition resulting from bad fortune or ill luck:
  3. An undesirable event such as an accident
Something lost, such as money at gambling.
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  1. Something lost, such as money at gambling.
  2. The act of one that loses; loss.
  3. The action of the verb to lose.
The cause or means of destroying
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  1. The cause or means of destroying
  2. The act or process of destroying:
  3. The cause or means of destroying:
Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
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  1. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
  2. An unlucky or unfortunate accident
  3. An accident, mistake, or problem.
A loss of property to penalize a failure to act in accordance with a legal requirement.
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  1. A loss of property to penalize a failure to act in accordance with a legal requirement.
  2. (Law) A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property.
  3. The loss or compulsory transfer to another, without compensation, of a right or property interest, usually as a penalty. The loss or compulsory transfer to another, without compensation, of a right or property interest, usually as a penalty.
An unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck
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  1. An unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck
  2. An accident or unlucky event.
  3. (Eng. Law) Death caused accidentally by someone while performing a legal act and with no intent to injure
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  1. Bad luck; misluck; misfortune.
  2. Alternative form of ill luck.
(Law) An unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence
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  1. (Law) An unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence
  2. An unintended and unexpected event, especially one that is undesirable or harmful, that does not occur in the usual course of events under the circumstances in which it occurred, or that would not be reasonably anticipated.
  3. An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause:
Deep trouble or misery
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  1. Deep trouble or misery
  2. Any extreme misfortune bringing great loss and sorrow; disaster
  3. An event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; a disaster:
A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
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  1. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
Any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious or sudden misfortune; calamity
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  1. Any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious or sudden misfortune; calamity
  2. A grave misfortune.
  3. An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe.
(Person) The personification of death, usually pictured as a skeleton in a black robe, holding a scythe
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  1. (Person) The personification of death, usually pictured as a skeleton in a black robe, holding a scythe
  2. The end of life; the permanent cessation of vital bodily functions, as manifested in humans by the loss of heartbeat, the absence of spontaneous breathing, and brain death.
  3. A manner of dying:
A thing so given up, etc.
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  1. A thing so given up, etc.
  2. The act of offering something to a deity in propitiation or homage, especially the ritual slaughter of an animal or a person.
  3. The act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity
The concluding action of a drama, especially a classical tragedy, following the climax and containing a resolution of the plot.
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  1. The concluding action of a drama, especially a classical tragedy, following the climax and containing a resolution of the plot.
  2. (Geol.) A sudden, violent change, such as an earthquake
  3. The culminating event of a drama, esp. of a tragedy, by which the plot is resolved; denouement
A devastating flood.
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  1. A devastating flood.
  2. A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change.
  3. A violent and sudden change in the earth's crust.
A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
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  1. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  2. An effort or attempt:
  3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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  1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
  2. The act or fact of failing to pass a course, test, or assignment.
  3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
Mental suffering; anguish:
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  1. Mental suffering; anguish:
  2. Harm, wrong, or damage
  3. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
Physical harm or damage to a person, property, etc.
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  1. Physical harm or damage to a person, property, etc.
  2. A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
  3. Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing:
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.
Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life:
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  1. Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life:
  2. Lack of the ordinary necessities of life
  3. The condition of being without a specified quality or attribute:
A wish or desire for something; craving
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  1. A wish or desire for something; craving
  2. Something desired:
  3. Pressing need; destitution:
The condition of being deprived; privation.
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  1. The condition of being deprived; privation.
  2. (Countable) The taking away from a clergyman of his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
  3. (Uncountable) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
A lack of something useful, required, or desired
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  1. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
  2. A condition of poverty or misfortune:
  3. A condition of poverty, or extreme want
The state of being destitute; esp., abject poverty
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  1. The state of being destitute; esp., abject poverty
  2. A deprivation or lack; a deficiency.
  3. Extreme want of resources or the means of subsistence; complete poverty.
The thing that is lacking or needed
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  1. The thing that is lacking or needed
  2. The fact or condition of not having any; complete absence
  3. The fact or condition of not having enough; shortage; deficiency
A gradual loss, decrease, or destruction by use, wear, decay, deterioration, etc.
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  1. A gradual loss, decrease, or destruction by use, wear, decay, deterioration, etc.
  2. A failure to take advantage (of something)
  3. Something, such as steam, that escapes without being used.
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.
(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.
(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. The process of degenerating.
  3. (Biol.) Deterioration or loss of a function or structure in the course of evolution, as in the vestigial eyes of many cave animals
A deterioration or decline to a previous state
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  1. A deterioration or decline to a previous state
  2. (Biol.) A return to a lower, less complex stage or state; degeneration
  3. (Biology) A return to a less complex condition
The act or process of delaying or impeding.
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  1. The act or process of delaying or impeding.
  2. The degree to which something is retarded
  3. The extent to which something is held back or delayed.
A declining or becoming less, smaller, etc.; decay
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  1. A declining or becoming less, smaller, etc.; decay
  2. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
  3. The process or result of declining, especially:
An unfavorable situation or circumstance; drawback; handicap
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  1. An unfavorable situation or circumstance; drawback; handicap
  2. An unfavorable condition or position:
  3. Something that places one in an unfavorable condition or position:
The remains of anything, often, specif., a motor vehicle, that has been destroyed or badly damaged
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  1. The remains of anything, often, specif., a motor vehicle, that has been destroyed or badly damaged
  2. Something that is dilapidated or worn out:
  3. A person who is physically or mentally worn out.
A wrecking or being wrecked
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  1. A wrecking or being wrecked
  2. The debris or remains of something wrecked:
The state of being plucked up by the roots.
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  1. The state of being plucked up by the roots.
  2. The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction.
The fact of being extinct or the process of becoming extinct:
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  1. The fact of being extinct or the process of becoming extinct:
  2. (Astronomy) The dimming of celestial objects, usually measured in magnitudes, due to scattering and absorption of their light as it passes through interstellar dust clouds and the earth's atmosphere.
  3. A progressive decrease in the strength of a conditioned response, often resulting in its elimination, because of withdrawal of a specific stimulus.
That which defeats.
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  1. That which defeats.
  2. A cause or source of ruin; downfall:
  3. A reversal of the doing of something done or accomplished; canceling or annulling
Reduction to a liquid form; liquefaction.
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  1. Reduction to a liquid form; liquefaction.
  2. The termination, cessation, or winding up of a legal entity such as a corporation or partnership; the consensual or judicially ordered undoing of a contract by placing the parties back into the positions they held before entering into it; the termination of a marriage. The termination, cessation, or winding up of a legal entity such as a corporation or partnership; the consensual or judicially ordered undoing of a contract by placing the parties back into the positions they held before entering into it; the termination of a marriage.
  3. Annulment or termination of a formal or legal bond or relationship.
The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
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  1. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
  2. The act or process of annihilating.
  3. (Physics) The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
The surgical removal of an organ, a part of an organ, or a diseased tissue.
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  1. The surgical removal of an organ, a part of an organ, or a diseased tissue.
  2. The act of extirpating or uprooting.
(Archaic) Complete and irreparable loss; ruin
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  1. (Archaic) Complete and irreparable loss; ruin
  2. Hell:
  3. Utter ruin.
A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation:
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  1. A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation:
  2. (Archaic) Fatal injury or ruin:
  3. A cause of harm, ruin, or death:
A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
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  1. A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
  2. The reason for being; final cause
  3. Either extremity of something that has length:
The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
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  1. The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
  2. The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
(Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
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  1. (Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
  2. Something suppressed in this way
  3. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
The recurrence of a disease after apparent improvement
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  1. The recurrence of a disease after apparent improvement
  2. The act or an instance of relapsing
  3. A return to a former state, especially after apparent improvement.
The condition of being deprived
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  1. The condition of being deprived
  2. Deprivation.
The condition of being deprived; privation.
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  1. The condition of being deprived; privation.
  2. A depriving or being deprived
  3. (Followed by “of”) lack
The act of dispossessing someone of something.
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  1. The act of dispossessing someone of something.
  2. The casting out of an evil spirit that has possessed someone; exorcism.
  3. The act of removing someone from a tenancy in, or the possession of, real property. The act of removing someone from a tenancy in, or the possession of, real property.
The act of divesting, or something divested
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  1. The act of divesting, or something divested
  2. An act of divesting.
  3. The sale or liquidation of a subsidiary company, especially if forced by some governing authority
Lack of the ordinary necessities of life
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  1. Lack of the ordinary necessities of life
  2. The condition of being without a specified quality or attribute:
  3. A depriving or being deprived; deprivation; specif., the loss or absence of some quality or condition
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