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broken-down

[broh-kuh n-doun] /ˈbroʊ kənˈdaʊn/
adjective
1.
shattered or collapsed, as with age; infirm.
2.
having given way with use or age; out of working order:
a broken-down chair.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for broken-down

broken-down

adjective
1.
worn out, as by age or long use; dilapidated: a broken-down fence
2.
not in working order: a broken-down tractor
3.
physically or mentally ill
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