adjective. destroyed or killed.
1. Noun, singular or mass Switching out a kaput drive belt does not call for the services of a trained repairman; you can complete the replacement at home by hand in less than a half-hour. 2. Verb, past participle Although a motor that has gone kaput can give off a burning smell, most of the time the cause of the smell is an accumulation of debris. 3. Adverb It’s a hardworking appliance that hums along in the kitchen, but it can go kaput after years of faithful service if it's completely ignored.