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loss

noun [C/U]  us   /lɔs/

loss noun [C/U] (NOT HAVING)

the action or state of not having or keeping something any more: [C] The company’s losses over the last few years have been staggering. Loss may mean death: [U] They never got over the loss of their son.

loss noun [C/U] (NOT CONTROLLING)

the action or state of not maintaining or having control over something any more: [C] He suffered a gradual loss of memory in his later years.
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