bombed-out
adjective Date: 1972 1. destroyed by bombing <
a bombed-out factory
>
2. extremely dilapidated or run-down <
a bombed-out inner-city neighborhood
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bombed-out — adjective 1. ) destroyed by bombs: bombed out buildings/villages 2. ) forced to leave a place because of being attacked by bombs: bombed out families 3. ) VERY INFORMAL strongly affected by alcohol or drugs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bombed-out — /bomd owt /, adj. destroyed or severely damaged by or as by bombing: a bombed out village; a bombed out economy. [1915 20] * * * adj. 1) [attrib.] (of a building or city) destroyed by bombing 2) informal another term for bombed (sense 2) * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bombed-out — /bomd owt /, adj. destroyed or severely damaged by or as by bombing: a bombed out village; a bombed out economy. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • bombed-out — ADJ: ADJ n A bombed out building has been damaged or destroyed by a bomb. ...patients who d been trapped in a bombed out hospital …   English dictionary

  • bombed-out — UK / US adjective 1) destroyed by bombs bombed out buildings/villages 2) forced to leave a place because of being attacked by bombs bombed out families …   English dictionary

  • bombed (out) — mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (Possibly from embalmed.) □ They were bombed and looked nearly dead. □ How can I drive when I’m bombed out? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bombed out — adj. demolished or gravely damaged by or as by bombing; (Slang) drunk, pissed (e.g., At the office Christmas party, Maureen was totally bombed out ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bombed out —    under the influence of narcotics or alcohol    Either or both:     ... he was dropping acid and bombed out of his gourd most of the time on pills and booze. (Sanders, 1977)    A bomb, bomber, or bombita is usually a marijuana cigarette or a… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bombed out — Adj. Incapacitated by drink or drugs. Also shortened to bombed …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • bombed-out ruins — n. debris caused by bombing, ruins as a result of bombing …   English contemporary dictionary

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