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Losses

loss

noun

money that a person, company, organization etc loses when it spends more than it earns

ruin

noun

the loss of all your money or power

ruination

noun

the destruction or loss of something, or the cause of destruction or loss

be out of pocket

to have lost money as the result of a business deal

be/get burned

to suffer by losing money, especially in an unsuccessful business deal

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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