: grown, bred, or raised on a farm
… a specially filleted Grade-A piece of the best of the farmed North American channel catfish.Paul Greenberg
The breeding farms … raise the possibility that farmed birds were the source of the outbreak.Declan Butler
: used for farming : managed and cultivated as farmland
In contrast, the valley had been a farmed and peaceful enclave right up until the end—and therefore was uncontested land of the sort that might normally have remained clean in a war.William Langewiesche

Examples of farmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like a scene from Piranha, the foreign fish — industrially farmed salmon that companies bred in open-net pens — escaped enclosures in Iceland’s western fjords and entered the country’s rivers at various points in the past few months. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 5 Nov. 2023 In China, both row crops and farmed animals have been killed by heat waves. WIRED, 4 Aug. 2023 This is an integral part of nature-friendly regenerative farming, where crops and farmed animals are kept more naturally without the use of lots of insect-killing chemical pesticides. Philip Lymbery, Time, 27 July 2023 And in 2022, a farmer in Yibin, in southwestern Sichuan province, reported that six of his farmed crocodiles went missing, prompting the city to issue a warning to swimmers. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 In some cases, the fish are genetically modified, which then causes issues if the holding pens are breached, and farmed fish end up in the wild. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 16 Aug. 2023 Denmark, for example, culled its entire farmed mink population in 2020 amid fears that an outbreak could spawn a SARS-2 variant. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 11 Aug. 2023 Some research has found that producing cultured meat emits fewer greenhouse gases than farmed meat, but other studies contradicted this. Millie Brigaud, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Aug. 2023 How to cook sockeye salmon Wild salmon can dry out faster than the fat-marbled farmed stuff. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appétit, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of farmed was in 1800

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“Farmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farmed. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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