indebt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English endetten, Old French endetter, from en- + detter, from dette (debt). See debt.

Verb[edit]

indebt (third-person singular simple present indebts, present participle indebting, simple past and past participle indebted)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To bring into debt; to place under obligation.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chiefly used in the participle indebted.

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