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  1. [noun] the act of losing; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

  2. [noun] something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

  3. [noun] the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"
    Synonyms: red ink, red

  4. [noun] gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"

  5. [noun] the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"
    Synonyms: deprivation

  6. [noun] military personnel lost by death or capture
    Synonyms: personnel casualty

  7. [noun] the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"

  8. [noun] euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
    Synonyms: passing, departure, exit, expiration, going, release


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