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Tree with lowered resistance, in consequence put down (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

entered

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Here is my best explanation:

'put down' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'tree with lowered resistance in consequence' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
an anagram of 'tree' is 'tere' which is within the answer.
The remaining letters 'end' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for entered that I've seen before include "moved in", "Ten deer (anag) - went in", "Went in and registered as competitor", "Enrolled or went in", "Registered", "Put down", "Logged; arrived" and "Came in; recorded".)

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