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BATTERED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does battered mean? 

BATTERED (adjective)
  The adjective BATTERED has 3 senses:

1. damaged by blows or hard usage
2. damaged especially by hard usage
3. exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury

  Familiarity information: BATTERED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BATTERED (adjective)


Sense 1battered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Damaged by blows or hard usage

Synonyms:

battered; beat-up; beaten-up

Context examples:

a battered old car / the beaten-up old Ford

Similar:

damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)


Sense 2battered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Damaged especially by hard usage

Context example:

his battered old hat

Similar:

worn (affected by wear; damaged by long use)


Sense 3battered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury

Context examples:

a battered child / the battered woman syndrome

Similar:

abused; ill-treated; maltreated; mistreated (subjected to cruel treatment)


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