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tr.v. sub·ju·gat·ed, sub·ju·gat·ing, sub·ju·gates
1. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
2. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else: "The urgency of the mating season is subjugated, for the moment, to the demands of self-preservation" (David M. Carroll).

[Middle English subjugaten, from Latin subiugāre, subiugāt- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

sub′ju·ga′tion n.
sub′ju·ga′tor n.
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Adj.1.subjugated - reduced to submission; "subjugated peoples"
defeated - beaten or overcome; not victorious; "the defeated enemy"
References in classic literature ?
An army has suffered defeat, and at once a people loses its rights in proportion to the severity of the reverse, and if its army suffers a complete defeat the nation is quite subjugated.
This admirable duke, Valerius, With his disdain of fortune and of death, Captived himself, has captivated me, And though my arm hath ta'en his body here, His soul hath subjugated Martius' soul.
Who that sees the meanness of our politics but inly congratulates Washington that he is long already wrapped in his shroud, and for ever safe; that he was laid sweet in his grave, the hope of humanity not yet subjugated in him?
Such was the sympathy of Nature -- that wild, heathen Nature of the forest, never subjugated by human law, nor illumined by higher truth -- with the bliss of these two spirits
Unlike the earth, it cannot be subjugated at any cost of patience and toil.
All the monarchs of the Norman race had shown the most marked predilection for their Norman subjects; the laws of the chase, and many others equally unknown to the milder and more free spirit of the Saxon constitution, had been fixed upon the necks of the subjugated inhabitants, to add weight, as it were, to the feudal chains with which they were loaded.
Mamma was an abject slave to their caprices, but Papa was not so easily subjugated, and occasionally afflicted his tender spouse by an attempt at paternal discipline with his obstreperous son.
The union of gentleness and pride, strength and weakness in Ginevra were, to him, irresistible attractions, and he was utterly subjugated by her.
For there is nothing more provoking than the Irrelevant when it has ceased to amuse and charm; and then the danger would be of the subjugated masculinity in its exasperation, making some brusque, unguarded movement and accidentally putting its elbow through the fine tissue of the world of which I speak.
Central Asian Turks from the 10th century onwards occupied Pashtun region and subjugated its people before entering the present-day Punjab.
Through a series of tweets, Gargash contended that "Arab options are clearly explicit in this regard;" adding that Arab consensus is the deterrent to being subjugated to hegemony and over-arching influence by external powers; namely, Turkey and Iran.
These nations said that they have been languishing under the 'theocratic and fascist' Pakistani occupation for more than seven decades in the conference titled 'The independence of the oppressed subjugated historic nations; the precursor to unity of mankind, World Peace and Human Development' at the Frankfurt Press Club, Germany on Tuesday.