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uk   /ˈmɑː.təd/  us   /ˈmɑːr.t̬ɚd/
A martyred ​person has been ​killed because of ​theirreligious or ​politicalbeliefs: a martyred ​saint a martyred ​civilrightsactivist disapproving showing that you are ​suffering so that ​people will have ​sympathy for you: She was ​wearing a martyred expression.
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