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  • adj. Confined to a predetermined fate or destiny; certain.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of destine.

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

  • adj. headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
  • adj. (usually followed by `to') governed by fate


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