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Definition of occupied adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[not before noun] being used by someone Only half of the rooms are occupied at the moment. see also owner-occupied
  2. 2[not before noun] busy occupied (doing something/in doing something/in something) He's fully occupied taking care of three small children. occupied (with something/with doing something) Only half her time is occupied with politics. The most important thing is to keep yourself occupied.
  3. 3(of a country, etc.) controlled by people from another country, etc., using military force He spent his childhood in occupied Europe. opposite unoccupied
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: occupied

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