(adjective, verb)


1. damaged by blows or hard usage

- a battered old car

Similar word(s): damaged

2. damaged especially by hard usage

- his battered old hat

Similar word(s): worn

3. exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury

- a battered child

- the battered woman syndrome

Similar word(s): abused, maltreated, mistreated


1. simple past tense and past participle of batter