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retired (adj.)

1580s, "separated from society or public notice, withdrawn into seclusion," past-participle adjective from retire (v.). Meaning "having given up business" is from 1824. Abbreviation ret'd. attested from 1942.

updated on July 30, 2021

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Definitions of retired from WordNet

retired (adj.)
no longer active in your work or profession;
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