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Related to broken-down: broke down
1. Not in working order.
2. In poor condition, as from old age; infirm.
1. worn out, as by age or long use; dilapidated: a broken-down fence.
2. not in working order: a broken-down tractor.
3. (Medicine) physically or mentally ill
1. dilapidated or infirm, as from age.
2. out of working order, as from use or age.
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|Adj.||1.||broken-down - in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"|
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
|2.||broken-down - not in working order; "had to push the broken-down car"; "a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on"|
unserviceable - not ready for service; "unserviceable equipment may be replaced"