alarmed

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adjective \ə-ˈlärmd\

Definition of alarmed

  1. 1 :  feeling a sense of danger :  urgently worried, concerned, or frightened I was alarmed to see how sick she looked. And what followed was not a miracle but a … model of how tough government, cooperative businessmen and a very alarmed public can make a dirty world clean again. — William Oscar Johnson

  2. 2 :  equipped with an alarm an alarmed door Most exits were locked and alarmed, and employees had to show ID badges when they entered lab buildings. — Jennifer Nagorka

Origin and Etymology of alarmed

from past participle of 2alarm


First Known Use: 1702



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