abandoned

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abandoned, equivalent to abandon +‎ -ed.

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abandoned (comparative more abandoned, superlative most abandoned)

  1. Having given oneself up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked. [First attested from 1350 to 1470][1]
    • 1876, Alexander Davidson, A Complete History of Illinois from 1673 to 1884, page 232:
      Such immunity to offenders offered a safe asylum to the vilest and most abandoned scoundrels.
  2. No longer maintained by its former owners, residents, or caretakers; forsaken, deserted. [Late 15th century][1]
    • 1735, Thomson, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      [] your abandoned streams []
  3. Free from constraint; uninhibited. [Late 17th century][1]
  4. (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.

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abandoned

  1. simple past tense and past participle of abandon

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002) , “abandoned”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2