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"stricken" in British English

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strickenadjective

uk   us   /ˈstrɪk.ən/ literary
sufferingseverely from the ​effects of something ​unpleasant: All the ​oil from the stricken ​tanker has now ​leaked into the ​sea. My ​country has been stricken bywar for the past five ​years. He has been stricken with grief since the ​death of his ​wife. emergencyaid for famine-stricken ​countries a poverty-stricken ​area
(Definition of stricken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strickenadjective

 us   /ˈstrɪk·ən/
sufferingseverely from the ​effects of something: She ​grew up in a ​poverty-strickenarea of the ​state. The little ​boy got ​absolutelypanic-stricken when his ​motherleft the doctor’s ​office.
(Definition of stricken from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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