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



    BrE BrE//ˈstrɪkən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrɪkən//
    (formal) Being ill
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  1. 1seriously affected by an unpleasant feeling or disease or by a difficult situation She raised her stricken face and begged for help. We went to the aid of the stricken boat. stricken with/by something Whole villages were stricken with the disease. He was stricken by a heart attack on his fiftieth birthday. See related entries: Being ill
  2. 2(in compounds) seriously affected by the thing mentioned poverty-stricken families see also grief-stricken, horror-stricken, panic-stricken See related entries: Being ill