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con·​ju·​gat·​ed ˈkän-jə-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce conjugated (audio)
: formed by the union of two compounds or united with another compound
conjugated bile acids
: relating to, containing, or being a system of two double bonds separated by a single bond
conjugated fatty acids
conjugated double bonds


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past tense and past participle of conjugate entry 2

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The conjugated qualities of the 911 Targa may dissatisfy both the coupe and convertible orthodoxies but will appeal to many. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 3 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use


1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of conjugated was in 1857

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“Conjugated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


con·​ju·​gat·​ed ˈkän-jə-ˌgāt-əd How to pronounce conjugated (audio)
: formed by the union of two compounds or united with another compound
some enzymes are conjugated
conjugated bile acids
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