bombed-out

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adjective \ ˈbämd-ˌau̇t , -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


BOMBED-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

bombed-out

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adjective

Definition of bombed-out for English Language Learners

  • : destroyed by bombs

  • : forced out of a house or a building by bombing



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