1) ADJ: v-link ADJ, ADJ to n, ADJ to-inf If something is doomed to happen, or if you are doomed to a particular state, something unpleasant is certain to happen, and you can do nothing to prevent it.

Their plans seemed doomed to failure...

He knew that if he lived, he would be doomed to spend the war as a prisoner.

2) ADJ Someone or something that is doomed is certain to fail or be destroyed.

Fireman battled through the smoke in a doomed attempt to rescue the children...

I used to pour time and energy into projects that were doomed from the start.


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