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

  • adjective Struck or wounded, as by a projectile.
  • adjective Affected by something overwhelming, such as disease, trouble, or painful emotion.
  • adjective Incapacitated; disabled.
  • adjective Having the contents made even with the top of a measuring device or container; level.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Struck; smitten: as, the stricken deer.
  • Advanced; far gone.

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

  • past participle Struck; smitten; wounded.
  • past participle Worn out; far gone; advanced. See Strike, v. t., 21.
  • past participle Scot. Whole; entire; -- said of the hour as marked by the striking of a clock.

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

  • adjective struck by something.
  • adjective disabled or incapacitated by something.
  • adjective removed or rubbed out.
  • adjective having its name removed from a country's naval register, e.g. the United States Naval Vessel Register.
  • verb Past participle of strike

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

  • adjective (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
  • adjective grievously affected especially by disease
  • adjective put out of action (by illness)


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  • Grievously affected by something overwhelming

    Ex: stricken poverty

    November 20, 2007