1 also crumpled up crushed into a smaller bent shape: a crumpled banknote
2 cloth or clothes that are crumpled have a lot of lines or folds in them: Don't sit around in your suit. It'll get crumpled.
3 someone who is crumpled somewhere, is lying still in a strange position after they have fallen

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