from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Worn out or exhausted, especially as a result of long-term stress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. drained of energy or effectiveness; driven to apathy by overwork or prolonged stress; -- of people.
- adj. damaged or destroyed by or as if by fire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inoperative as a result of heat or friction
- adj. exhausted as a result of longtime stress
- adj. destroyed or badly damaged by fire
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On October 6, 1976, at approximately 2 a.m., Adolph Lyons, a twenty-four-year-old African-American man, was stopped by four Los Angeles police officers for driving with a burned-out tail-light.
Syrian government TV showed images of burned-out cars and buildings in Jisr al-Shughour Monday, claiming that army troops captured the town from “armed gangs” and were welcomed by residents with open arms.
Why did you decide to shy away from the burned-out, tormented cop and create soccer dad type guys?
Bungalows would give way to mansions, mansions to burned-out lots, and at every gas station, panhandlers waited in search of change.
To make their case, Messrs. Gerzema and D 'Antonio draw on social-science data and their own reporting, relating anecdotes from burned-out Detroit, hardscrabble Texas, rural New England and hip Los Angeles.
And drop it did when we saw that burned-out, post-nuclear planet that us sci-fi geeks call home.
A burned-out black Mazda Miata sat next to the famous singer's former house, a brown wooden structure behind a stone fence on a winding canyon road.
We are adrift in a boat without a captain and with everyone fighting for control of the wheel, said Captain Abdul Aziz inside a burned-out police station in the city's west.
A woman who parked her car and began walking began sobbing when she got her first look at the burned-out skeleton of the temple.
Ten days later, the corpse of the state's top intelligence official was found in a burned-out car, one of more than a dozen police officers slain this year.