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condemned

adjective uk   /kənˈdemd/ us  

condemned adjective (PERSON)

A condemned person is someone who is going to be killed, especially as a punishment for having committed a very serious crime, such as murder.

condemned adjective (BUILDING)

A condemned building that has been officially judged not safe for people to live in or to use, or food that has been officially judged not safe to eat.
Translations of “condemned”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, (罪犯)被判死刑的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, (罪犯)被判死刑的…
(Definition of condemned from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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