Pronunciation: (dam-nā'shun), [key]
1. the act of damning or the state of being damned.
2. a cause or occasion of being damned.
3. Theol.condemnation to eternal punishment as a consequence of sin.
4. an oath expressing anger, disappointment, etc.
(used in exclamatory phrases to express anger, disappointment, etc.)
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