Meaning of BROKEN in English


adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English brocen, from past participle of brecan to break Date: 13th century violently separated into parts ; shattered, damaged or altered by breaking: as, having undergone or been subjected to fracture , being irregular, interrupted, or full of obstacles, violated by transgression , discontinuous , interrupted, disrupted by change, having an irregular, streaked, or blotched pattern especially from virus infection, 3. made weak or infirm, subdued completely ; crushed, sorrowful , bankrupt , reduced in rank, 4. cut off ; disconnected , imperfectly spoken or written , not complete or full , disunited by divorce, separation, or desertion of one parent , ~ly adverb ~ness noun

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