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fallen

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfɔː.lən/ us    /ˈfɑː-/

fallen adjective [before noun] (LYING ON GROUND)

lying on the ground, after falling down: A fallen tree was blocking the road. having dropped down: fallen leaves

fallen adjective [before noun] (DEFEATED)

used to refer to someone who has been defeated or has lost a position of power: The Education Minister will now join the ranks of other fallen politicians.

fallen

noun [plural] uk   /ˈfɔː.lən/ us    /ˈfɑː-/ formal
the fallen soldiers who have died in a war: a statue in memory of the fallen
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