test·​ed ˈte-stəd How to pronounce tested (audio)
: subjected to or qualified through testing
often used in combination
time-tested principles

Examples of tested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is no reliable and tested method that can say that a certain volcano will erupt on a certain day or at a certain time. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 29 Feb. 2024 Read on for our tested and expert-recommended picks of the best jeans for men. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 22 Aug. 2023 Interested in more tested, reliable BHG Recommends products? Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2023 Breaking in your heels gradually will help minimize any long-term damage (such as permanent and irreversible bone growths, like bunions), which Dr. Sanders explains usually comes from new, non-tested heels being worn for more than 4 hours straight without backup flats. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 15 Feb. 2023 And Sinema is a tested and able politician. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 24 Jan. 2022 In the latest tested prototype, the metal stretches over non-stretching parts of skin, so a seam won’t pop while bending to investigate a Martian pebble. Sarah Scoles, Discover Magazine, 24 Sep. 2014 Though pricey, this LED face mask is FDA-cleared, dermatologist tested and pregnancy safe. Marielle Marlys, Good Housekeeping, 6 Dec. 2022 Each speaker is measured, tested and fine-tuned by a team of acoustic specialists under the direction of PSB Founder and Chief Acoustic Designer Paul Barton. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tested was in 1748

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“Tested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tested. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


test·​ed ˈtes-təd How to pronounce tested (audio)
: examined or qualified through testing
time-tested principles

Medical Definition


: subjected to test
especially : pronounced free of disease as a result of testing
tuberculin-tested cattle
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