Meaning of “stricken” in the English Dictionary

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"stricken" in British English

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strickenadjective

uk /ˈstrɪk.ən/ us /ˈstrɪk.ən/ literary

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 area

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

"stricken" in American English

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strickenadjective

us /ˈstrɪk·ən/

suffering severely from the effects of something:

She grew up in a poverty-stricken area of the state.
The little boy got absolutely panic-stricken when his mother left the doctor’s office.

(Definition of “stricken” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)