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occupied

[ ok-yuh-pahyd ]
/ ˈɒk yəˌpaɪd /
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adjective
lived in: Now that he is no longer a member of the legislature, he and his family must move out of the occupied premises within 30 days.
(of space, time, etc.) taken or filled up: Have you ever walked into a public restroom and mistakenly opened an occupied stall?
taken possession of and controlled by a hostile military force: After Germany invaded in 1914, the Belgian Commission for Relief ensured that Belgians living in the occupied region did not starve.
employed or engaged, as one’s attention, energy, etc.; busy: He is often bored at home, not receiving much attention or affection from his occupied parents.
(of a position, office, etc.) held: The amount of the salary markup for working under extraordinary conditions depends on the occupied position.
Sometimes Occupied . (of a place) taken possession of and controlled by demonstrators who see it as symbolic of a social or political issue: People stopped outside the occupied library to show their support for those inside, who were protesting cuts to public services.
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Origin of occupied

OTHER WORDS FROM occupied

o·ver·oc·cu·pied, adjectiveself-oc·cu·pied, adjectiveun·der·oc·cu·pied, adjectivewell-oc·cu·pied, adjective
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