flattened flattened  /f ˈlæ tənd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having been flattened

Usage(s):

  1. The 70-year-old has kept vigil for the better part of a day after the school was flattened by the May 12 earthquake.
  2. Rescuers were able to pull a child alive from the wreckage 24 hours after it was flattened by a powerful earthquake which struck southern Italy.
  3. ClearRx bottles are not only upside down but also flattened out, so patients can read labels without rotating the package.

News

  1. The Macalope: The reviews are in!

    And iOS 7 is a dud! Yes, it’s another Apple colossafail, so feel free to rerun all those “Apple doomed” stories you … Wait, the reviews? Reviewing developer previews that aren’t due for general release for months is a thing the tech press is going to do now? Well, they practically try to review unreleased Apple hardware, too, so this is actually an improvement. “Flattened Affect” To read this ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Macworld

  2. Bombs destroy police station in Libya's Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Bombs flattened a police station in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Wednesday but there were no casualties as the building had been emptied for repairs following previous attacks, security officials said. The al-Hadaiq station in downtown Benghazi was completely destroyed by explosives at around 0300 a.m. (0100 GMT). The blast was so loud it could be heard ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Any Global Warming Since 1978? Two Climate Experts Debate This

    Have global temperatures warmed, cooled or flattened? If so, by how much, since when, and how can we know? I have posed these questions to two highly credentialed climate scientists who have different views on this topic. Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, a Regents Professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University, will present a view that global temperatures have seen ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "I thought he was pretty good early," said Cleveland manager Eric Wedge. "In the middle innings, it flattened out a little bit and pitches came over the middle of the plate."
    on Aug 4, 2009 By: Eric Wedge Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "I've had my good days against him but over the whole haul, he's had the best of me," Thomas said. "Today a couple flattened out. That happens with knuckleball pitchers sometimes."
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Frank Thomas Source: USA Today

  3. "I gave him three official warnings," wrote Botham, "All of which he ignored, so the next time he started, I just flattened him. He went flying over a table and crash-landed on a group of Aussie rules footballers, spilling their drinks in the...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Ian Botham Source: guardian.co.uk

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