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or buzz kill  (bŭz′kĭl′)
n. Slang
A negative person, event, attribute, or thing that causes another's mood or spirit to become depressed or dampened: The rain was a buzzkill, so we all left the beach.

[buzz, pleasant intoxication + kill.]
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(ˈbʌzˌkɪl) or


slang someone or something that stops people from enjoying themselves
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