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Aged vs Broken-down - What's the difference?

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Aged is a related term of broken-down.

As adjectives the difference between aged and broken-down

is that aged is while broken-down is which has broken down and, as a result, is no longer in working order.




(en adjective)
  • Old.
  • Undergone the effects of time, improving as a result.
  • Alternative forms

    * (disyllabic only)


  • (uncountable) Old people, collectively.
  • Verb

  • (age)
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Having the age of. (primarily non-US)
  • Aged 18, he had no idea what would happen next.
  • * 1865 October 6, “ Court of Special Sessions”, in The New York Times :
  • John Mathews, aged about 18, stood at the bar with his hands in his pockets, alike indifferent to a verdict of acquittal or guilty.
  • * 2012 March 22, Amy Chozick, “ As Young Lose Interest in Cars, G.M. Turns to MTV for Help”, in The New York Times :
  • Forty-six percent of drivers aged 18 to 24 said they would choose Internet access over owning a car, according to the research firm Gartner.


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    (en adjective)
  • which has broken down and, as a result, is no longer in working order.
  • not properly maintained; neglected.
  • Synonyms

    *(no longer in working order) out of order, busted * bedraggled, dilapidated, ramshackle, ruinous, rundown, tatterdemalion, tumbledown