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English definition of “used”

used

adjective (NOT NEW)        /juːzd/
that has already been put to the purpose it was intended for; not new: a used airline ticket The blackmailers demanded to be paid in used £20 notes. I could only afford a used car (= one that has already been owned by others).Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
(Definition of used adjective (NOT NEW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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