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stricken

[ strik-uhn ]
/ ˈstrɪk ən /
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verb
a past participle of strike.
adjective
hit or wounded by a weapon, missile, or the like.
beset or afflicted, as with disease, trouble, or sorrow: stricken areas; a stricken family.
deeply affected, as with grief, fear, or other emotions.
characterized by or showing the effects of affliction, trouble, misfortune, a mental blow, etc.: stricken features.
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OTHER WORDS FROM stricken

strick·en·ly, adverbun·strick·en, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stricken

stricken
/ (ˈstrɪkən) /

adjective
laid low, as by disease or sickness
deeply affected, as by grief, love, etc
archaic wounded or injured

Derived forms of stricken

strickenly, adverb

Word Origin for stricken

C14: past participle of strike
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