AskDefine | Define seized

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seized adj : taken without permission or consent especially by public authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain" [syn: appropriated, condemned, confiscate, confiscated, taken over]

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Adjective

seized
  1. (of goods): property that has been commandeered.
  2. (automotive): pertaining to a motor that no longer functions (internal parts fused together)

Verb

seized
  1. Past tense of to seize.
  2. , of a motor: no longer functioning as a result of internal moving components overheating past their melting point, and subsequently fusing or welding themselves together.
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