burned-out :

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  • s  exhausted as a result of longtime stress
    she was burned-out before she was 30
  • s  inoperative as a result of heat or friction
    a burned-out picture tube
  • s  destroyed or badly damaged by fire

  • Restless teenagers mill around narrow streets lined with burned-out houses and dilapidated trailer parks.
  • Another was the realization that ghetto blacks were the chief victims of ghetto violenceburned-out areas of Detroit and Newark are still in ruins today.
  • In the unnatural quiet after the massacre, with the six-lane streets eerily empty and a burned-out bus along the road, it fell to the tank man to serve as the last great defender .
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