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grounded (comparative more grounded, superlative most grounded)

  1. (aviation, of an airman or aircraft) Not allowed to fly.
  2. (nautical, of a vessel) Aground.
    • 2018 October 17, Drachinifel, Last Ride of the High Seas Fleet - Battle of Texel 1918[1], archived from the original on 4 August 2022, 27:01 from the start:
      Courageous went down about an hour ago. Glorious also went down toward the end of the battle, cause unknown. Lion is grounded in the shadows of Terschelling, and will not be recoverable. All of the other battlecruisers have medium to heavy damage of one degree or another, with the exception of Renown, which avoided shell damage but took a torpedo at the last moment and is heading home under tow, and, of course, New Zealand, whose sole casualty is a stoker overcome with heat exhaustion.
  3. (electricity, Canada, US) Of or pertaining to an electrical conductor which is connected to earth; earthed.
  4. (of a person, predicative) Confined to stay inside, typically by a parent, as a punishment.
  5. (of a person) Mature; sensible, with well-considered priorities.

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  1. simple past tense and past participle of ground