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Adjective: embattled  im'ba-t(u)ld or em'ba-t(u)ld
  1. (of a person) beset by difficulties or conflict
    "the state legislature called for the embattled governor's resignation"
  2. Prepared for battle
    "an embattled city"
  3. Having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    "Even the embattled position may become fatal to the defender's King";
    - battlemented, castled, castellated, crenelated
Verb: embattle  im'ba-t(u)l or em'ba-t(u)l
  1. Fortify by furnishing with battlements for defence
    "an embattled castle"
  2. Prepare for battle or conflict

See also: fancy, prepared, troubled

Type of: devise, fort, fortify, get up, machinate, organise [Brit], organize, prepare

Encyclopedia: Embattled