conditioned

adjective
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 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, SI.com, "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 Amazon.com 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 To make killing a conditioned response is part of modern training. Fox News, "Laura Ingraham: The radical takeover of California," 8 Mar. 2018 And while the 10th round TKO made for a more entertaining fight than expected, Mayweather was clearly the more skilled and conditioned fighter and never was seriously challenged by McGregor. Andrew Joseph, USA TODAY, "McGregor on Mayweather rematch: 'I would beat him'," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of conditioned

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conditioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conditioned. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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conditioned

adjective
con·​di·​tioned

Medical Definition of conditioned

: determined or established by conditioning

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