from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Treated so as to have a permanently crinkled or rumpled appearance. Used of a fabric: crushed velvet; crushed denim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of crush.
  • adj. pulverised, rendered into small, disconnected fragments.
  • adj. Broken, saddened, depressed
  • adj. Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance; -- of fabrics.
  • adj. utterly defeated.
  • adj. brought low in condition or status by confusion, humiliation, or severe disappointment.
  • adj. broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Broken or bruised by squeezing or pressure: as, crushed strawberries.
  • Broken or bruised to powder by grinding or pounding; pulverized; comminuted: as, crushed sugar; crushed quartz.
  • Crumpled; rumpled; pressed out of shape, as by crowding: as, a crushed hat or bonnet.
  • Overwhelmed or subdued by power; pressed or kept down as by a superincumbent weight.
  • Oppressed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
  • adj. subdued or brought low in condition or status


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