Definition of bombed-out in English:

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bombed-out

Pronunciation: /ˌbämdˈout/

adjective

1 [attributive] (Of a building or city) destroyed by bombing.
Example sentences
  • War-torn Germany is provocatively portrayed with bombed-out buildings and spontaneous marketplaces arising out of stark, rubble-lined streets.
  • The mayor has likened Montreal to a bombed-out city, claiming parking lots ‘shamefully disfigure’ the city's downtown core.
  • Although there has been a lot of development in the area, some of the same bombed-out buildings are still standing, just as they were 60 years ago.
2 informal another term for bombed (sense 2).

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