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Adjective: abandoned  u'ban-dund
  1. Empty of people and unused, not maintained by the owner or inhabitants
    "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse";
    - derelict, deserted
  2. Unrestrained and uninhibited
    "an abandoned sadness born of grief"
Verb: abandon  u'ban-dun
  1. Forsake, leave behind
    "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
  2. Give up with the intent of never claiming again
    "Abandon your life to God";
    - give up
  3. Leave behind empty; move out of
    "You must abandon your office by tonight";
    - vacate, empty
  4. Stop maintaining or insisting on ideas or claims
    "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage";
    - give up
  5. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    "The mother abandoned her children";
    - forsake [literary], desolate, desert

See also: uninhabited, uninhibited

Type of: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, go away, go forth, leave, off [informal], put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

Encyclopedia: Abandoned