strand·​ed | \ ˈstran-dəd How to pronounce stranded (audio) \

Definition of stranded

: having a strand or strands especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination double-stranded DNA

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strandedness noun

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stranded whales often die because their bodies overheat on the hot sand
Recent Examples on the Web Numerous stranded cars were reported in the parish, the National Weather Service's office in New Orleans said. Jason Hanna And Amanda Jackson, CNN, 18 May 2021 But in regulatory filings, the company has acknowledged that any new gas plants could become stranded assets, failing to pay for themselves as technology advances. WSJ, 16 May 2021 Companies should be gathering the relevant information anyway, given the financial risks associated with rising carbon prices, stranded assets and extreme weather events. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2021 One downtown hotel, the waterfront Residence Inn, has been packed with stranded workers and people whose flights have been grounded because of severe weather. oregonlive, 16 Feb. 2021 Six of the vaccines were getting close to expiring so the workers decided to offer them to other stranded drivers. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Feb. 2021 In west-central Minnesota, the National Guard opened its armory in Olivia to shelter stranded motorists. James Walsh, Star Tribune, 23 Dec. 2020 Airlines that were seeing a glint of the typical holiday bustle are now canceling flights or sending planes out empty so stranded Brits can return. Charlotte Ryan,, 20 Dec. 2020 State police said if you become stranded in your vehicle, stay in it and call for help. Christine Dempsey,, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of stranded

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stranded was in 1769

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12 Jun 2021

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“Stranded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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strand·​ed | \ ˈstran-dəd How to pronounce stranded (audio) \

Medical Definition of stranded

: having a strand or strands especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination the double-stranded molecule of DNA

Other Words from stranded

strandedness noun


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