• A cause of misery or death; an affliction or curse

    "the bane of my existence"

  • (obsolete) destruction; death
  • (obsolete) A killer, murderer, slayer
  • (dated) Poison, especially any of several poisonous plants
  • A disease of sheep; the rot.
  • (chiefly Scotland) A bone


  • (transitive) To be the bane of.
  • (transitive) To kill, especially by poison; to be the poison of.

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