Something that's crushed is broken or crumbled into small pieces, or crumpled so that it's very wrinkled. Crushed ice is one way to chill your lemonade on a hot day.

You can use crushed stone to pave the paths in your garden, or add crushed garlic to spice up your soup. It's less pleasant to see your car's crushed fender after an accident, or to end up with a crushed toe after accidentally dropping a brick on your foot. A figurative way to be crushed is to be completely devastated or humiliated: "She had a crushed expression on her face after losing the spelling bee."

Definitions of crushed
  1. adjective
    treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
    crushed velvet”
    rough, unsmooth
    having or caused by an irregular surface
  2. adjective
    subdued or brought low in condition or status
    synonyms: broken, humbled, humiliated, low
    marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
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