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Definition of indebted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    indebted

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdetɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdetɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1indebted (to somebody) (for something) (formal) grateful to somebody for helping you I am deeply indebted to my family for all their help.
  2. 2(of countries, governments, etc.) owing money to other countries or organizations a list of the fifteen most heavily indebted nations
  3. Word Origin Middle English endetted, from Old French endette ‘involved in debt’, past participle of endetter. The spelling change in the 16th cent. was due to association with medieval Latin indebitare (based on Latin debitum ‘debt’).Extra examples I did not want to be financially indebted to him. Thank you—I am forever indebted to you. The company is heavily indebted. highly indebted countries indebted to the bank
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