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adjective as in dilapidated

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Nor has social disorder broken down in other parts of the city.

After the Al Jazeera crew ran from the gas, police broken down their light setup and pointed their cameras at the ground.

Before he finishes, he will have broken down in tears, recounting and reliving the nightmare that has been his life.

The results got even more interesting when they were broken down by region.

But the data behind that has clearly broken down, he argued.

True, in such a case as this, "economic strength" would probably be broken down by the intrusion of physical violence.

Chyloid exudates are milky chiefly from proteids in suspension, or fine dbris from broken-down cells.

Bridges had been broken down, and the guns had to be hauled through jungle and woods under a scorching sun.

In despair, broken down in health, he applied to be relieved of his duties, and returned home to private life.

The beasts have rotted in their dung, the barns are destroyed, the storehouses are broken down: because the corn is confounded.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to broken-down, such as: battered, decrepit, ramshackle, run down, bedraggled, and deteriorated.

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