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Meaning of PERDITION

Pronunciation:  pur'dishun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"

PERDITION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Hell, infernal region, Inferno, nether region, the pit
 Antonyms: Heaven
 See Also: Gehenna, hellfire, imaginary place, red region, Tartarus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*di"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. perditio, fr. perdere,
perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf. Skr. par[=a] away) +
-dere (only in comp.) to put; akin to Gr. ?, E. do. See
1. Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss
   of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state;
   future misery or eternal death.

         The mere perdition of the Turkish fleet. --Shak.

         If we reject the truth, we seal our own perdition.
                                               --J. M. Mason.

2. Loss of diminution. [Obs.] --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
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