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abandoned

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EtymologyEdit

From abandon, from French abandonné (immoral) past participle of abandonner.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

abandoned (comparative more abandoned, superlative most abandoned)

  1. Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain. [First attested from 1350 to 1470][2]
  2. No longer maintained by its former owners, residents, or caretakers; forsaken, deserted. [Late 15th century][2]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thomson:
      [] your abandoned streams []
  3. Free from constraint; uninhibited. [Late 17th century][2]
  4. (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.

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VerbEdit

abandoned

  1. simple past tense and past participle of abandon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2