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



    BrE BrE//əˈbændənd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈbændənd//
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  1. 1  left and no longer wanted, used or needed an abandoned car/house The child was found abandoned but unharmed. There was an abandoned supermarket trolley in the middle of the road. See related entries: How a building looks
  2. 2(of people or their behaviour) wild; not following accepted standards
  3. Extra examples Much of the land has now been abandoned in favour of more fertile areas to the south. Police found several guns in an abandoned car. The car was found abandoned in a nearby town. The charity’s work involves finding foster homes for abandoned children.
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