con·​di·​tioned | \ kən-ˈdi-shənd How to pronounce conditioned (audio) \

Definition of conditioned

1 : brought or put into a specified state
2 : determined or established by conditioning

Examples of conditioned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apply this shade to dry, conditioned hair, leave it on for 45 minutes. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Pastel Hair Is the Prettiest Trend to Try This Spring," 22 Feb. 2021 The Warriors could view another training camp and five to eight more regular-season games as a way to guard against sloppiness, stay conditioned and continue to tinker with different rotations. Connor Letourneau,, "Should the Warriors play another game this season? Most definitely not," 28 May 2020 But this conditioned climate exists in a Smithsonian facility in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, thousands of miles from the birds’ ancestral home along the Caribbean coast of Venezuela. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, "Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse," 6 Apr. 2020 Eagles fans want the kelly green because all fans have somehow become conditioned to believe that yesterday’s uniforms are better than today’s. Andy Benoit,, "In Praise Of ... the Rules and Regulations for NFL Uniforms," 11 June 2019 But, really, people like Padraic — who, having been deemed too mad for even the Irish Republican Army, creates his own splinter of a splinter group — are folks for whom wholesale destruction has become a conditioned reflex. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Orlando Bloom and Aidan Turner Are Drenched in Blood in London," 4 July 2018 Not only have Americans become conditioned to low prices, but the competitive landscape has been fundamentally altered by players such as that are willing to accept lower profit margins for the sake of more market share. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Rising Wages, Trade Tensions Are Nasty Brew for Business," 1 June 2018 One former adviser said that people had become conditioned to wait until Trump had raised an issue at least three times before acting on it. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump sought to fire Mueller in December," 11 Apr. 2018 One former adviser said that people had become conditioned to wait until Mr. Trump had raised an issue at least three times before acting on it. Maggie Haberman And Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times, "Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of conditioned

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Feb 2021

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“Conditioned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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Medical Definition of conditioned

: determined or established by conditioning

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