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Roget category 663

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends

#663. Bane

noun

bane, curseevil etc. 619hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830scourge etc. (punishment) 975damnosa hereditas [Lat.]white elephant.
sting, fang, thorn, tang, bramble, brier, nettle.
poison, toxinteratogenleaven, virus venomarsenicantimony, tartar emeticstrychnine, nicotinemiasma, miasm, mephitis, malaria, azote, sewer gaspest.
[poisonous substances, examples] Albany hemp, arsenious oxide, arsenious acidbichloride of mercurycarbonic acid, carbonic gaschoke damp, corrosive sublimate, fire damphydrocyanic acid, cyanide, Prussic acid, hydrogen cyanidemarsh gas, nux vomica [Lat.], ratsbane.
[poisonous plants] hemlock, hellebore, nightshade, belladonna, henbane, aconitebanewort, bhang, ganja, hashishUpas tree.
[list of poisonous substances] Toxline (online).
rust, worm, helminth [Med.], moth, moth and rust, fungus, mildewdry rotcanker, cankerwormcancer torpedoviper etc. (evil doer) 913demon etc. 980.
[Science of poisons] toxicology.

adjective

baneful etc. (bad) 649poisonous etc. (unwholesome) 657.
phr.. bibere venenum in auro [Lat.].
3. Contingent Subservience



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