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 for buffeted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  battered \battered\ adj.
     1. In deplorable condition; as, the battered old Ford station
        wagon.
  
     Syn: beat-up, beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down,
          dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Hit or pounded repeatedly and violently with heavy blows;
        as, a battered old car; antomyn of unbattered. [Narrower
        terms: buffeted; storm-tossed, tempest-tossed,
        tempest-tost, tempest-swept]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. Damaged especially by hard usage. his battered old hat
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. beaten repeatedly; -- of people; as, a battered child; the
        battered woman syndrome; a battered wife.
  
     Syn: beaten.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  buffeted \buffeted\ adj.
     struck repeatedly; -- used especially of impact from winds,
     and sometimes metaphorically; as, buffeted by criticism.
     [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buffet \Buf"fet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Buffeting.] [OE. buffeten, OF. buffeter. See the
     preceding noun.]
     1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff;
        to slap.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They spit in his face and buffeted him. --Matt.
                                                    xxvi. 67.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive
        with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The sudden hurricane in thunder roars,
              Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores.
                                                    --Broome.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of
              your own, instead of being buffeted about the world.
                                                    --W. Black.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. [Cf. Buffer.] To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling
        the clapper.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  buffeted
      adj 1: pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities [syn:
             buffeted, storm-tossed, tempest-tossed, tempest-
             tost, tempest-swept]

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