compromised

adjective

com·​pro·​mised ˈkäm-prə-ˌmīzd How to pronounce compromised (audio)
1
: made vulnerable (as to attack or misuse) by unauthorized access, revelation, or exposure
compromised data/passwords/accounts
a compromised computer
2
: impaired or diminished in function : weakened, damaged, or flawed
a compromised immune system
… cancers transplanted into immunologically compromised mice.Douglas Daly
Both of these situations would be detrimental to the already compromised cancer patient.Don Steven Poster et al.
… walking all night also meant risking hallucinations, hypothermia, and compromised judgment.Eva Holland
"Explorer owners told us they want … improved fuel economy without compromised performance."Mark Fields
… fixed an issue that made it easier for hackers to obtain users' information. Despite the app's compromised security, it is gaining popularity.Carolyn Bossmann
These are all examples of compromised integrity in everyday life in a world where "the end justifies the means" mentality appears to prevail.Gary Martin
3
: exposed to suspicion or discredit : revealed as or suspected of being disreputable, untrustworthy, etc.
a compromised reputation
a compromised judge

Examples of compromised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump and any other future maniacal president now has free rein to aid, abet and trample on the U.S. Constitution and other laws of the land, thanks to the biased, compromised and Trump-enabling not-so-Supreme Court. Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Sun Sentinel, 9 July 2024 Contrasting with the compromised or synthetic data commonly used in less secure and efficient environments, Delvy's clean data practices ensure that AI models are trained on unbiased, accurate, and high-quality data sets. Kyle J. Russell, USA TODAY, 28 June 2024 Across Europe, efforts to come to terms with the war’s other atrocities were no less compromised. Max Hastings, Foreign Affairs, 15 Oct. 2013 The healthcare industry was the most compromised, the ITRC said, leading the way with 809 incidents. Justin Klawans, The Week Us, theweek, 7 Mar. 2024 These include people with compromised or sensitive skin, such as those with eczema or psoriasis, very dry skin, or individuals who sweat excessively. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 20 Feb. 2024 Some people that are so compromised, every little detail makes a huge impact. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 Take a look underneath the car periodically to inspect for any rough or compromised parts that could be a safety risk on the road if left unfixed. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2023 People with very compromised immunity are often cautioned against using live vaccines because even these very weakened viruses may be risky for them. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 3 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of compromised was in 1842

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“Compromised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compromised. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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