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stricken

adjective strick·en \ˈstri-kən\

: powerfully affected by disease, trouble, sorrow, etc.

Full Definition of STRICKEN

1
a :  afflicted or overwhelmed by or as if by disease, misfortune, or sorrow
b :  made incapable or unfit <rescuers were sent to the stricken ship>
2
:  hit or wounded by or as if by a missile <the deer had been stricken by an arrow>
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Examples of STRICKEN

  1. I saw her stricken face looking up at us.

Origin of STRICKEN

Middle English striken, from past participle of striken to strike
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with STRICKEN

STRICKEN Defined for Kids

stricken

adjective strick·en \ˈstri-kən\

Definition of STRICKEN for Kids

1
:  showing the effect of disease, misfortune, or sorrow <a grief-stricken look>
2
:  hit or wounded by or as if by an object that was shot or thrown

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