loss

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loss is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
loss

Plural
losses

  1. (countable & uncountable) A loss happens when something goes where people can't find it. People don't know where the thing is or they don't have it any more.
    The loss of my keys means I can't go into my house today.
    Her death was a great loss to society.
    The loss of heat through the windows is the biggest reason this house gets cold quickly.

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