[ bih-lee-gerd ]
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  1. surrounded by military forces; besieged: The beleaguered city of Limerick, having stood to the last, finally capitulated to the forces of William of Orange.

  2. beset, surrounded, or overburdened by troubles: Restoring our beleaguered oceans to health will require an emphasis on diversification and conservation, and more sensible fishing practices.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of beleaguer.

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