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



    BrE BrE//ˈbætəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætərd//
    Committing crime, Injuries
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  1. 1old, used a lot, and not in very good condition a battered old car
  2. 2[usually before noun] attacked violently and injured; attacked and badly damaged by weapons or by bad weather battered women/children The child had suffered what has become known as ‘battered baby syndrome.’ Rockets and shells continued to hit the battered port. After the hurricane, thousands were rescued from the battered coastal towns. See related entries: Committing crime, Injuries
  3. Extra examples She felt emotionally battered. She wore a battered old robe. The team is feeling a little battered and bruised right now.
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