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per·di·tion  audio  (pr-dshn) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. Loss of the soul; eternal damnation.
    2. Hell: "Him the Almighty Power/Hurl'd headlong . . . /To bottomless perdition, there to dwell" (John Milton).
  1. Archaic Utter ruin.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English perdicion, from Old French, from Late Latin perditi, perditin-, from Latin perditus, past participle of perdere, to lose : per-, per- + dare, to give; see d- in Indo-European roots


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