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persecuted

[ pur-si-kyoo-tid ]
/ ˈpɜr sɪˌkyu tɪd /
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adjective
persistently harassed or oppressed, especially because of religious or political beliefs, ethnic or racial origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation: Having been raised in a frequently persecuted faith, the idea of any state religion makes me very nervous.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of persecute.
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Origin of persecuted

OTHER WORDS FROM persecuted

un·per·se·cut·ed, adjective
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