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stricken

adjective uk   /ˈstrɪk.ən/ literary us  
suffering severely from the effects of something unpleasant: All the oil from the stricken tanker has now leaked into the sea. My country has been stricken by war for the past five years. He has been stricken with grief since the death of his wife. emergency aid for famine-stricken countries a poverty-stricken areaIn bad conditionExperiencing and suffering
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