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damnation

[ dam-ney-shuhn ]
/ dæmˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of damning or the state of being damned.
a cause or occasion of being damned.
Theology. condemnation to eternal punishment as a consequence of sin.
an oath expressing anger, disappointment, etc.

interjection

(used in exclamatory phrases to express anger, disappointment, etc.)

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Origin of damnation

1250–1300; Middle English dam(p)nacioun<Old French damnation<Latin damnātiōn- (stem of damnātiō), equivalent to damnāt(us) (past participle of damnāre;see damn, -ate1) + -iōn--ion
non·dam·na·tion, nounpre·dam·na·tion, nounself-dam·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for damnation

damnation
/ (dæmˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act of damning or state of being damned
a cause or instance of being damned

interjection

an exclamation of anger, disappointment, etc
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Cultural definitions for damnation

damnation

Eternal punishment in hell. (See mortal sin/venial sin.)

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