conditioned

adjective

con·​di·​tioned kən-ˈdi-shənd How to pronounce conditioned (audio)
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 As the protagonist Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1968), Duane Jones unveiled a distinct facet of pre-conditioned Black martyrdom. Malik Peay, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2023 Is the show of regret a conditioned response associated with receiving a less severe punishment? Charlotte Hu, Discover Magazine, 31 July 2011 The new formula is infused with a luscious blend of flower oils so that lashes feel conditioned and supple to the touch. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 13 Sep. 2022 Getting a little more active, a little more mobile, a little more conditioned. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Oct. 2021 That would leave him time for only one practice round on the U.S. Open-conditioned course. Doug Ferguson, chicagotribune.com, 6 June 2021 Apply this shade to dry, conditioned hair, leave it on for 45 minutes. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Feb. 2021 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, 6 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conditioned was in 1537

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Cite this Entry

“Conditioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conditioned. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

conditioned

adjective
con·​di·​tioned
kən-ˈdish-ənd
: caused or established by conditioning
a conditioned reflex to a stimulus

Medical Definition

conditioned

adjective
con·​di·​tioned
: determined or established by conditioning

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