bond·​ed ˈbän-dəd How to pronounce bonded (audio)
: composed of two or more layers of the same or different fabrics held together by an adhesive
bonded jersey

Examples of bonded in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bonded was in 1938

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“Bonded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition


bond·​ed ˈbän-dəd How to pronounce bonded (audio)
: in, operating under, or placed under a bond
a bonded official

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