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abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Simple Definition of abandoned

  • : left without needed protection or care

  • : left by the owner

  • : no longer held or thought of : given up

Full Definition of abandoned

  1. 1 :  wholly free from restraint

  2. 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>



14th Century

First Known Use of abandoned

14th century


ABANDONED Defined for Kids

abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of abandoned

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





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