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battered

adjective uk   /ˈbæt.əd/ us    /ˈbæt̬.ɚd/

battered adjective (HIT)

hurt by being repeatedly hit: She set up a sanctuary for battered wives. damaged, especially by being used a lot: battered furniture/toys

battered adjective (COOKED)

covered with a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk before being cooked: battered cod

battered adjective (DRUNK)

slang UK very drunk
Translations of “battered”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打, 打扁了的, 打垮了的…
in Russian потрепанный…
in Turkish harap olmuş, köhne, külüstür…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打, 打扁了的, 打垮了的…
in Polish sponiewierany…
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