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Definition of perdition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1punishment that lasts for ever after death
  2. 2(literary) loss of the soul and punishment after death; hell
  3. 3(old-fashioned) complete loss, failure, or destruction His mother felt that his behavior was leading him down the path to perdition.
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