in·​cor·​po·​rat·​ed | \in-ˈkȯr-pə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of incorporated 

1 : united in one body

2 : formed into a legal corporation

Examples of incorporated in a Sentence

The company is incorporated in the state of Delaware.

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Most of the Bill of Rights has already been incorporated to the states, including the Eighth Amendment’s prohibitions against excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Fines and Punishment," 29 Nov. 2018 Pippa has even incorporated swimming into her prenatal exercise. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Goes for a Bike Ride in the Chicest Floral Shirtdress," 9 Aug. 2018 Some were incorporated abroad, making them ineligible to offer shares at home, or wanted to make use of U.S. rules that can give founders and executives outsize control over a company. Julie Steinberg, WSJ, "Alibaba Shares Remain Out of Reach in China, For Now," 30 July 2018 The smaller and more versatile steam engine, credited to James Watt, incorporated elements of Newcomen’s design, as well as a key innovation from the humble pressure cooker. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Energy: A Human History,’ by Richard Rhodes," 7 June 2018 Some of the chemicals, known as esters and ketones, are typically used in the flavoring and fragrance industries, while others are used in food processing and incorporated in cleaning products. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milorganite mystery: Homegrown fertilizer's new scent has officials sleuthing to identify source of change," 30 Apr. 2018 Cook, taking care not to brown the vegetables, until mixture begins to thicken and ingredients are well incorporated, 3-5 minutes. Pour in rum to deglaze skillet and allow alcohol to evaporate. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 2018 That was the best deal among suburbs in the area that are incorporated as cities, slightly better than the 1,370 square foot deals in Lincoln and the 1,310 square feet that $1,500 rent gets in Rancho Cordova and Woodland. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "See what $1,500 a month in rent gets you in Sacramento and the suburbs | The Sacramento Bee," 28 Feb. 2018 Add the chocolate, and continue stirring for another 2 to 4 minutes, until chocolate is fully incorporated and mixture is quite thick. 6. Jessica Fecteau,, "Jennifer Garner Says This 'Basic, Delicious, Easy to Make' Recipe Is a Dessert 'Your Kids Will Love'," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of incorporated

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: formed into a legal corporation in the U.S.

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