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Definition of bane noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bane

 noun
noun
NAmE//beɪn//
 
[singular] the bane of somebody/something
 
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something that causes trouble and makes people unhappy The neighbors' kids are the bane of my existence. The poor train service has been the bane of commuters for years.
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