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Meaning of demon

de•mon

Pronunciation: (dē'mun), [key]
— n.
  1. an evil spirit; devil or fiend.
  2. an evil passion or influence.
  3. a person considered extremely wicked, evil, or cruel.
  4. a person with great energy, drive, etc.: He's a demon for work.
  5. a person, esp. a child, who is very mischievous: His younger son is a real little demon.
  6. daemon.
  7. a policeman, esp. a detective.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or noting a demon.
  2. possessed or controlled by a demon.

demon-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a vowel: demonism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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