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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not working)
a. broken down
El camión averiado en mitad de la carretera era el motivo del atasco.The broken-down truck in the middle of the road was the cause of the traffic jam.
b. out of order
Había cola para entrar a los baños porque estaban todos averiados menos uno.There was a queue to use the bathroom because they were all out of order except one.
2. (spoiled)
a. damaged
La mercancía averiada tras el intenso calor se tiró al vertedero.The damaged produce following the intense heat was taken to the dump.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (máquina)
a. out of order
2. (coche)
a. broken down
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1 (Mecánica) broken down; faulty
los faros están averiados the lights have failed; there's something wrong with the lights
Averiado Out of order
2 [+fruto etc] damaged; spoiled
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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