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Past tense of the verb to abandon.
- Simple past tense and past participle of abandon.
- Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; as, an abandoned villain. [First attested from 1350 to 1470]
- No longer maintained by its former owners, residents, or caretakers; forsaken, deserted. [Late 15th century.]
- Your abandoned streams. - Thomson
- Free from constraint; uninhibited. [Late 17th century.]
- (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
self-abandoned, wicked, given up to vice etc.
wicked, self-abandoned, given to sin
free from constraint, uninhibited
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