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beleagueredadjective

uk   /bɪˈliː.ɡəd/  us   /-ɡɚd/ formal
having a lot of problems or difficulties: The arrival of the fresh medical supplies was a welcome sight for the beleaguered doctors working in the refugee camps. surrounded by an army: The occupants of the beleaguered city had no means of escape.
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