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English definition of “battered”

battered

adjective uk   /ˈbæt.əd/ us    /ˈbæt̬.ɚd/

battered adjective (HIT)

hurt by being repeatedly hit: She set up a sanctuary for battered wives.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain damaged, especially by being used a lot: battered furniture/toysIn bad condition

battered adjective (COOKED)

covered with a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk before being cooked: battered codCookery terms

battered adjective (DRUNK)

slang UK very drunkDrunkenness and sobriety
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