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a past participle of strike.
hit or wounded by a weapon, missile, or the like.
beset or afflicted, as with disease, trouble, or sorrow: stricken areas; a stricken family.
deeply affected, as with grief, fear, or other emotions.
characterized by or showing the effects of affliction, trouble, misfortune, a mental blow, etc.: stricken features.

strickenly, adverb
unstricken, adjective
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stricken (ˈstrɪkən)
1.  laid low, as by disease or sickness
2.  deeply affected, as by grief, love, etc
3.  archaic wounded or injured
[C14: past participle of strike]

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Word Origin & History

1513, "wounded, affected (by disease, trouble, etc.)," adjective use of archaic pp. of strike (v.). Fig. meaning "overwhelmed with terror, grief, etc." is from 1533. An earlier development is reflected in 13c. phrase striken in elde "advanced in years," from strike in the
sense of "to move, go," hence "far advanced."
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strike   (strīk)  Pronunciation Key 
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane. See illustration at dip.
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strike definition

A concerted refusal by employees in a particular business or industry to work. Its goal is usually to force employers to meet demands respecting wages and other working conditions.

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