indebted

[ in-det-id ]
/ ɪnˈdɛt ɪd /

adjective

committed or obligated to repay a monetary loan: He was indebted to his friend for a large sum.
obligated for favors or kindness received: He was indebted to her for nursing him through pneumonia.

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Origin of indebted

1175–1225; in-2 + debt + -ed2; replacing Middle English endetted<Old French endetté, past participle of endetter to involve in debt (see en-1)

OTHER WORDS FROM indebted

pre·in·debt·ed, adjectivepre·in·debt·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indebted

indebted
/ (ɪnˈdɛtɪd) /

adjective (postpositive)

owing gratitude for help, favours, etc; obligated
owing money
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