The definition of bane means something that will kill, destroy or distress someone.(noun)
An example of bane is what kryptonite is to Superman.
See bane in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE bana < IE base *bhen-, to strike, wound > Avestan banta-, sick, weak, Goth banja, wound, blow
See bane in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, destroyer
Origin: , from Old English bana; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.
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