bombed-out

adjective
\ ˈbämd-ˌau̇t How to pronounce bombed-out (audio) , -ˈau̇t \

Definition of bombed-out

1 : destroyed by bombing a bombed-out factory
2 : extremely dilapidated or run-down a bombed-out inner-city neighborhood

First Known Use of bombed-out

1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bombed-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombed-out. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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bombed-out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bombed-out

: destroyed by bombs
: forced out of a house or a building by bombing

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