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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbæn.dn̩d/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbæn.dn̩d/
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- 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- No longer maintained by its former owners, residents, or caretakers; forsaken, deserted.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]
- Free from constraint; uninhibited. [Late 17th century]
- (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
synonyms of "abdicate"
wicked, self-abandoned, given to sin
no longer maintained, forsaken, deserted
free from constraint, uninhibited
geology: no longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it
- simple past tense and past participle of
- ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , ISBN 0550142304), page 2
- Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2