sub·​si·​dized ˈsəb-sə-ˌdīzd How to pronounce subsidized (audio)
: furnished with a subsidy : paid for with the assistance of a subsidy (such as a grant of public or private money)
subsidized housing
An entitlement to heavily subsidized health care, regardless of financial need, is a luxury …Richard Jackson
Apple employees still rhapsodize about the exquisite salmon served at a subsidized price in the employee cafeteria …Jeff Goodell

Examples of subsidized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web San Diego’s Affordable Housing Needs Report, released Thursday by the nonprofit California Housing Partnership, gave the region poor marks across the board for everything from homeless housing to subsidized rentals — and sounds the alarm on decreasing funding. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2024 The decision to take Pedro to a private hospital rather than a subsidized public institution, despite the uncertainty of what the final bill would total, exemplifies the family’s financial stability. Xavier Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2024 The dominant theory in housing policy in recent years is that the state’s decades-long undersupply of housing has pushed up the cost of rent and homeownership, and that building more housing — both market-rate and subsidized — will improve affordability. Kate Talerico, The Mercury News, 25 Apr. 2024 Like most subsidized projects, Cuatro apartments must stay rent-restricted for 55 years. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2024 With low-cost labor and subsidized industries, China seemed unstoppable in its quest to become the factory of the world. Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2024 That could eventually lead to subsidized insurance premiums similar to those offered in Colorado and Washington. Don Thompson, Sacramento Bee, 22 Apr. 2024 By contrast, Summer EBT would reach nearly every family eligible for a subsidized school meal. Jason Deparle, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 China is increasingly growing its influence and power in the green energy industry, leaving U.S. and European officials worried about being flooded by the country’s subsidized exports. William Gavin, Quartz, 8 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subsidized was in 1785

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“Subsidized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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