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adjective as in hurt

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adjective as in removed

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adjective as in overwhelmed

adjective as in afflicted

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In order to recover locked-up data, ransomware-stricken firms often have few options but to meet hackers’ extortion demands—even though doing so by no means guarantees data recovery.

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The broadband service has helped both emergency responders and families in wildfire-stricken areas.

Two weeks later, when a second pair of Covid-stricken brothers, both in their 20s, also appeared in the Netherlands, geneticists were called in to investigate.

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Boeing is preparing to offer buyouts to employees for a second time this year as the virus-stricken planemaker extends its workforce cuts beyond the original 10% target unveiled in April.

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There are also potentially toxic pesticides and pollutants spewed by the burning of everything from fossil fuels to drought-stricken forests.

Then came a call to pick up two stricken American health workers.

But the courage with which he worked in his Ebola-stricken native land is inarguable.

Yama survives with her 15-year-old brother, the only family member not stricken by the virus.

He was helping to evacuate people from the stricken North Tower when the second plane hit.

It turns out poor, devastatingly handsome, AIDS-stricken Ted was Jewish.

Two artillery subalterns who had fought their way through a mob stricken with panic for the moment, soon arrived.

She didn't move for a minute, and the shocked, stricken look in her eyes grew more intense.

He might have been an insufferable young man for a poverty-stricken teacher of French to have as a fellow-lodger; but he was not.

Then, of a sudden, the little colour faded from her cheeks again, and she seemed stricken with a silence.

But not too big for the ragged old arm that felled it down as an axe fells the last rings of a stricken tree.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stricken, such as: harmed, injured, and wounded.

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