smitten

[ smit-n ]
/ ˈsmɪt n /

adjective

struck, as with a hard blow.
grievously or disastrously stricken or afflicted.
very much in love.

verb

a past participle of smite.

Origin of smitten

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at smite, -en3
Related formsun·smit·ten, adjective

Definition for smitten (2 of 2)

smite

[ smahyt ]
/ smaɪt /

verb (used with object), smote or (Obsolete) smit; smit·ten or smit; smit·ing.

verb (used without object), smote or (Obsolete) smit; smit·ten or smit; smit·ing.

to strike; deal a blow.

Origin of smite

before 900; Middle English smiten, Old English smītan; cognate with German schmeissen to throw, Dutch smijten
Related formssmit·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for smitten (1 of 2)

smitten

/ (ˈsmɪtən) /

verb

a past participle of smite

adjective

(postpositive) affected by love (for)

British Dictionary definitions for smitten (2 of 2)

smite

/ (smaɪt) /

verb smites, smiting, smote, smitten or smit (mainly tr) mainly archaic

to strike with a heavy blow or blows
to damage with or as if with blows
to afflict or affect severelysmitten with flu
to afflict in order to punish
(intr foll by on) to strike forcibly or abruptlythe sun smote down on him
Derived Formssmiter, noun

Word Origin for smite

Old English smītan; related to Old High German smīzan to smear, Gothic bismeitan, Old Swedish smēta to daub
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