1. Adjective.  Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; as, ''abject'' posture, fortune, thoughts.
  2. Adjective.  (obsolete) Cast down; rejected; low-lying.
  3. Noun.  (obsolete) A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.

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