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Definition of bane:

  1. A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.
  2. Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.
  3. Destruction; death.
  4. That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.
  5. To be the bane of; to ruin.

Synonyms:

curse, wrecker, hex, leftover, jinx, struggle, destruction, havoc, the impossible, headache, virus, oath, the elephant in the room, destroyer, downfall, terror, canker, execration, task, cuss, nemesis, scourge, toxin, wreck, ruin, chore, help, mare, necessity, flagellum, condemnation, wrack, swearword, a tall order, swearing, curse word, ruination, threat, undoing, wreckage, toxic, devastation, whammy, expletive.

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