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haunted

[hawn-tid, hahn-] /ˈhɔn tɪd, ˈhɑn-/
adjective
1.
inhabited or frequented by ghosts:
a haunted castle.
2.
preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; obsessed:
His haunted imagination gave him no peace.
3.
disturbed; distressed; worried:
Haunted by doubt he again turned to law books on the subject.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see haunt, -ed2
Related forms
unhaunted, adjective
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haunted

/ˈhɔːntɪd/
adjective
1.
frequented or visited by ghosts
2.
(postpositive) obsessed or worried
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