bat·tered1 / ˈbatərd/ • adj. injured by repeated blows or punishment: he finished the day battered and bruised. ∎ having suffered repeated violence from a spouse, partner, or parent: a battered wife. ∎ (of a thing) damaged by age and repeated use; shabby: a pair of battered black boots. bat·tered2 • adj. (of food) coated in batter and deep-fried until crisp.