add·​ed | \ˈa-dəd \

Definition of added 

: existing or occurring as an increase or addition : additional, further an issue that has gained added importance in recent months an added attraction/advantage providing added value

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Most green drinks don’t contain added salt, but some vegetables, such as beets and celery, have a surprising amount of naturally occurring sodium. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "That juice may be green, but it’s not as healthy as you think," 25 June 2018 For some people with added service costs throughout the year, a tax deduction/discount is available. Grace Gavilanes,, "Every Question You Have About Tax Day, Answered," 2 Apr. 2018 As an added benefit, the hives will provide more than 100 pounds of honey annually for the store to use. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "Why are these 250,000 bees hanging out on this sweet Downtown Boise rooftop?," 11 July 2018 Makers of single-ingredient products such as pure maple syrup and honey protested that their products do not contain added sugar, saying such labels would confuse consumers. Alex Gailey,, "FDA retreats: Maple syrup may not need an ‘added sugars’ label, after all," 20 June 2018 Commonly consumed foods and drink included sodas, sandwiches, cookies, and brownies, many of which are high in added sugar. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Free Office Food Is as Bad as You Think: Those Snacks Are Adding 1,300 Calories to Your Diet Each Week," 13 June 2018 Qualcomm The other piece of the puzzle—connectivity—has improved as well, with added support for LTE spectrum that will allow nearly all global operators to deploy Snapdragon PCs with gigabit speeds. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high," 4 June 2018 Every activity contained added significance, every word added to the vision board had extra weight. Monica Rhor, Houston Chronicle, "Girls tackle life, love and loss at Houston empowerment conference," 28 Apr. 2018 Plus, the added sleep time associated with solid food may not be as much as some parents think. Rita Giordano,, "Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents?," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of added

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for added

from past participle of add

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