battered

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adjective bat·tered \ˈba-tərd\

Definition of battered

  1. 1 :  damaged or worn down by hard use a battered old hat a battered truck

  2. 2 :  injured by repeated blows the victim's battered body a boxer's battered face

  3. 3 :  subjected to repeated physical abuse providing help for battered wives/children … the store turned into an impromptu women's crisis center, where battered women and mothers trying to rescue their daughters from abusive dads gravitated. — Donna Minkowitz

First Known Use of battered

1593


BATTERED Defined for Kids

battered

adjective bat·tered \ˈba-tərd\

Definition of battered for Students

  1. :  worn down or injured by hard use She wore a battered old hat.



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