abyss Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “abyss” in the English Dictionary

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abyssnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /əˈbɪs/

abyss noun [C usually singular] (HOLE)

literary a very ​deephole that ​seems to have no ​bottom

abyss noun [C usually singular] (BAD SITUATION)

a ​difficultsituation that ​bringstrouble or ​destruction: The ​country is sinking/​plunging into an abyss ofviolence and ​lawlessness. She ​found herself on the ​edge of an abyss.
(Definition of abyss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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