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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɛtɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧debt‧ed

Verb

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indebted

  1. simple past and past participle of indebt

Adjective

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indebted (comparative more indebted, superlative most indebted)

  1. Obligated, especially financially.
  2. (usually with to) Owing gratitude for a service or favour.
    • 1945 November and December, Railway Magazine, page 353, image caption:
      We are indebted to an officer serving with the B.L.A. for sending us a copy of a fine coloured lithographed poster, reproduced above, which he found in the German Control Headquarters of the Belgian Railways in Brussels.
    • 2011 October 15, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 1 - 1 Man Utd”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      And Ferguson was largely indebted to young keeper David de Gea, who has had his critics this season but made crucial saves to keep United in contention as they came under concerted pressure in the closing stages.

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