van·​quished | \ ˈvaŋ-kwisht How to pronounce vanquished (audio) , ˈvan- \

Definition of vanquished

: overcome or defeated in battle or in a conflict or contest a vanquished foe In the dim light he could see Leslie's face freeze into its most queenly pose—the kind of expression she usually reserved for vanquished enemies.— Katherine Paterson When this morning race was over, the Brown oarsmen waited at their boat house for their vanquished competitors to come around and hand over their rowing shirts, each with its distinctive colors and design.— William N. Wallace Exiting at 35th Street, we pass the new Comiskey Park with its vanquished predecessor now reduced to a placeless parking complex across the street …— Thomas J. Jablonsky

First Known Use of vanquished

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Vanquished.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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