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stricken

[strik-uh n] /ˈstrɪk ən/
verb
1.
a past participle of strike.
adjective
2.
hit or wounded by a weapon, missile, or the like.
3.
beset or afflicted, as with disease, trouble, or sorrow:
stricken areas; a stricken family.
4.
deeply affected, as with grief, fear, or other emotions.
5.
characterized by or showing the effects of affliction, trouble, misfortune, a mental blow, etc.:
stricken features.
Related forms
strickenly, adverb
unstricken, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un stricken

stricken

/ˈstrɪkən/
adjective
1.
laid low, as by disease or sickness
2.
deeply affected, as by grief, love, etc
3.
(archaic) wounded or injured
Derived Forms
strickenly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: past participle of strike
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Word Origin and History for un stricken

stricken

adj.

1510s, "wounded, affected (by disease, trouble, etc.)," adjective use of archaic past participle of strike (v.). Figurative meaning "overwhelmed with terror, grief, etc." is from 1530s. 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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