1. Arranged or changed so as to match, conform, or function, especially in a specified way: an improperly adjusted scale.
2. Emotionally adapted to the circumstances of daily life, especially to one's social environment and the demands one faces: a poorly adjusted teenager.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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