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Noun
The fact or process of losing something or someone
“I go to great lengths to prevent the loss of my valuables.”
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The amount or degree by which something is reduced
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“Insurance can be taken out to safeguard against any loss of earnings.”
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A defeat in a match or contest
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“The city's baseball team would suffer an unexpected loss to their rivals.”
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A person harmed or killed as a result of an unfortunate event or action
“I'm glad to report that we did not suffer a single loss from the battle.”
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(usually in plural form "losses") The number of fatalities in a confrontation or war
“The army emerged victorious from the battle with minimal losses.”
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A death, especially of a loved one
“We will give her all the time she needs to mourn the loss of her husband.”
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The act or state of destroying or being destroyed, especially completely
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“The loss of the factory would prove to be a significant problem for the company's operations.”
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An unforeseen event causing great upset or unpleasantness
“The resignation of key personnel has been a great loss for our company.”
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An amount of money lost by a business, organization or person
“The company is in financial strife after recently incurring a significant loss.”
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An act or instance of waiving a right or claim
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An inefficient part or factor
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The loss or sacrifice necessary to achieve or obtain something
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The act or instance of being defeated or failing
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The gradual destruction or diminution of something
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The state of having a lack of something that is necessary or essential
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The act of forcefully dispossessing or depriving someone of something
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The act or process of vanishing
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An act or the fact of someone or something going missing
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A heavy outflow or decrease of something
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A fine or penalty for wrongdoing
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Erasure
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An abnormal termination of a program
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