variant spelling of demon
1a : an evil spirit <angels and demons>b : a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin <the demons of drug and alcohol addiction> <confronting the demons of his childhood>
3 usually daemon mythology : a supernatural being intermediate between gods and men
4 : one that has exceptional enthusiasm, drive, or effectiveness <a demon for work> <Doug, putting like a demon, had birdies on the third and sixth … — Fred Tupper>
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