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1(of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore.‘a stranded whale’beached, grounded, run aground, high and dry, stuckView synonyms
- 1.1 Left without the means to move from somewhere.‘she offers a lift to a stranded commuter’helpless, without assistance, without help, without resources, in difficultiesView synonyms
- 1.1 Left without the means to move from somewhere.
attributive (of thread, rope, or similar) arranged in single thin lengths twisted together.‘stranded cotton’in combination figurative ‘the many-stranded passions of the country’
- ‘The disclosed method of making a shape-stranded rope includes twisting large wires into strands by twining them in at least one layer about a core with a sheathing of a soft deformable material.’
- ‘Some escape the many-stranded web of disadvantages.’
- ‘Double stranded breaks in DNA if not repaired, can result in death.’
- ‘The native double stranded DNA molecule is known to be a poor immunogen whose immunogenic form has not yet been identified.’
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