bane


bane

noun

Definition of BANE

1
a source of harm or misfortune <regarding the new laborsaving machinery as a bane, the 19th-century Luddites went about destroying it in protest>
2
a substance that by chemical action can kill or injure a living thing <a plant that is believed to be the bane of the wolf>
Synonyms bane, toxic, toxin, venom

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