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English definition of “abandoned”

abandoned

adjective
 
/əˈbæn·dənd/
left empty or not working: an abandoned factory
left somewhere intentionally: An abandoned baby was found on the hospital steps.
(Definition of abandoned from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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