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Meaning of stricken

strick•en

Pronunciation: (strik'un), [key]
— v.
  1. a pp. of
—adj.
  1. hit or wounded by a weapon, missile, or the like.
  2. beset or afflicted, as with disease, trouble, or sorrow: stricken areas; a stricken family.
  3. deeply affected, as with grief, fear, or other emotions.
  4. characterized by or showing the effects of affliction, trouble, misfortune, a mental blow, etc.: stricken features.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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