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abased

[ uh-beyst ]
/ əˈbeɪst /
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adjective
reduced or lowered, as in status, office, dignity, or estimation; humbled; degraded: In the hearings, the abased director of the Children’s Fund finally admitted his errors and meekly promised reforms.
Heraldry. (of a charge) lower on an escutcheon than is usual: a bend abased.
noun (used with a plural verb)
Usually the abased . people who have been humbled by misfortune, persecution, etc.:We entrust to God’s mercy the wretched, the desperate, and the abased.
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Origin of abased

First recorded in 1645–55; abase + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM abased

un·a·based, adjective
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