Meaning of “permanently” in the English Dictionary

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"permanently" in British English

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permanentlyadverb

uk /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt.li/ us /ˈpɝː.mə.nənt.li/

B2 always and for ever:

Smoking is likely to damage your health permanently.
Michael and his family have settled permanently in the States.
I seem to be permanently broke.

More examples

  • The explosion permanently deafened her in her right ear.
  • The mountain villages seem to be permanently shrouded in mist.
  • Three reconnaissance aircraft are permanently on patrol.
  • I started legal proceedings to try to have him taken away from his parents permanently.
  • His reputation was permanently tainted by the financial scandal.

(Definition of “permanently” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)