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debt

debt

 
pronunciation:
det
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something owed to another, such as money or services.
Your debt to the bank is now twenty thousand dollars.After a few years at the new job, he was finally able to pay off his debts.
synonyms:
liability, obligation
similar words:
bill, claim, encumbrance
definition 2: an obligation to repay or recompense.
I owe a debt to you for saving my son's life.
synonyms:
obligation
similar words:
responsibility
definition 3: a condition of owing, esp. more than one can repay at the present time.
His gambling soon put him deeply in debt.We are five thousand dollars in debt to the credit card company.
synonyms:
arrears, hole, indebtedness
similar words:
burden
derivation: debtless (adj.)
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The word debt contains the following part:
deb Latin root that means owe