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indebted

adjective in·debt·ed \in-ˈde-təd\

: owing something (such as money or thanks) to someone or something : in debt

Full Definition of INDEBTED

1
:  owing gratitude or recognition to another :  beholden
2
:  owing money
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Examples of INDEBTED

  1. <thereafter forever felt indebted to the producer for giving her her lucky break>

Origin of INDEBTED

Middle English indetted, from Anglo-French endetté, past participle of endetter to run into debt, from en- + dette debt
First Known Use: 13th century

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INDEBTED Defined for Kids

indebted

adjective in·debt·ed \in-ˈde-təd\

Definition of INDEBTED for Kids

:  being in debt :  owing something <I'm indebted to you for your kindness.>
in·debt·ed·ness noun

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