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 for perdition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perdition \Per*di"tion\ (p[~e]r*d[i^]sh"[u^]n), n. [F., fr. L.
     perditio, fr. perdere, perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf.
     Skr. par[=a] away) + -dere (only in comp.) to put; akin to
     Gr. tiqe`nai, E. do. See Do.]
     1. Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin.
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              The mere perdition of the Turkish fleet. --Shak.
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     2. (religion) Damnation; the utter loss of the soul, or of
        final happiness in a future state; future misery or
        eternal death.
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              If we reject the truth, we seal our own perdition.
                                                    --J. M. Mason.
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     3. Loss or diminution. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     4. Hell; hades; as, on the path to perdition.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perdition
      n 1: (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil;
           where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd
           headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John
           Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is
           paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson [syn: Hell,
           perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region,
           pit] [ant: Heaven]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "perdition":
     Abaddon, Gehenna, Hades, Naraka, Pandemonium, Sheol, Tophet, abyss,
     avichi, bereavement, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, carnage,
     condemnation, consumption, cost, damage, damnation, dead loss,
     debit, decimation, denial, denudation, depredation, deprivation,
     desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, detriment,
     devastation, disintegration, disorganization, dispossession,
     disruption, dissolution, divestment, doom, downfall, expense,
     forfeit, forfeiture, hades, havoc, hecatomb, hell, holocaust,
     infernal regions, inferno, injury, jahannan, limbo, loser, losing,
     losing streak, loss, lower world, nether world, netherworld, pit,
     place of torment, privation, purgatory, ravage, robbery, ruin,
     ruination, sacrifice, shades below, shambles, slaughter,
     spoliation, stripping, taking away, the abyss, the bottomless pit,
     the grave, the pit, total loss, underworld, undoing, vandalism,
     waste, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
  
  

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