from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Treated so as to have a permanently crinkled or rumpled appearance. Used of a fabric.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of crush.
  • adjective pulverised, rendered into small, disconnected fragments.
  • adjective Broken, saddened, depressed
  • adjective not comparable, textiles Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed.

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

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


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