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ridden

[rid-n] /ˈrɪd n/
verb
1.
a past participle of ride.
Related forms
unridden, adjective
well-ridden, adjective
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ridden

/ˈrɪdən/
verb
1.
the past participle of ride
adjective
2.
(in combination) afflicted, affected, or dominated by something specified: damp-ridden, disease-ridden
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Word Origin and History for wellridden

ridden

adj.

mid-14c., from past participle of ride (q.v.). Sense evolution, via horses, is from "that which has been ridden upon, broken in" (1520s) to, in compounds, "oppressed, taken advantage of" (1650s).

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