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abandoned

adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

: left without needed protection or care

: left by the owner

: no longer held or thought of : given up

Full Definition of ABANDONED

1
:  wholly free from restraint
2
:  given up :  forsaken

Examples of ABANDONED

  1. He led a reckless and abandoned life and died young.
  2. <she consciously avoided walking past the abandoned house, with its broken windows and sagging porch>

First Known Use of ABANDONED

14th century
ABANDONED Defined for Kids

abandoned

adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of ABANDONED for Kids

:  given up :  left empty or unused <abandoned houses>

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