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  1. simple past and past participle of iron


ironed (comparative more ironed, superlative most ironed)

  1. Proivided with, or strengthened by, iron; shod with iron. [from 10th c.]
  2. (obsolete) Made of iron. [14th–16th c.]
  3. That has been put in irons; shackled. [from 18th c.]
    • 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life, Penguin, published 2009, page 96:
      [T]he ironed convict, dragging his tree trunk to the summit edge of some beetling plateau, looks down upon a sea of fog, through which rise mountain-tops like islands [] .
  4. That has been pressed or smoothed with a hot iron; pressed. [from 18th c.]
  5. (Of hair) Treated as with a hair iron; curled with a curling iron, or straightened with a straightening-iron or with electric straighteners. [from 19th c.]