test·​ed | \ ˈte-stəd How to pronounce tested (audio) \

Definition of tested

: subjected to or qualified through testing often used in combinationtime-tested principles

Examples of tested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The non-tested cohort includes people who have no symptoms, but will in coming days. Joel Achenbach, Star Tribune, "More than 3 million people in the U.S. are estimated to be contagious with the coronavirus," 18 Nov. 2020 During training camp, Kelly opted to move arguably the team’s best cornerback, and certainly its most tested, sixth-year survivor Shaun Crawford to strong safety and sophomore backup KJ Wallace to a backup safety role. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame football: Nick McCloud, CBs try to flip script against Clemson," 4 Nov. 2020 Kaleak said Buds Below Zero will have safe, clean and tested marijuana products verified by licensed facilities within the state. Author: Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, "Utqiaġvik’s first cannabis store nears final approval for opening," 28 Sep. 2020 Today, traditional and tested approaches will work better than innovative ones. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for September 23, 2020," 23 Sep. 2020 Attalus, who had a reputation for paranoia, tested extracts of these plants on convicts as a rehearsal for disposing of political rivals. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "The Dual History of Poisonous Flowers," 27 Aug. 2020 To predict positronium’s properties, physicists need use only the relatively simple quantum theory of electric and magnetic forces, or quantum electrodynamics (QED), perhaps the most precise and best tested theory in physics. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Tantalizing oddity found in exotic atom—but physicists aren’t hyping it," 25 Aug. 2020 This means that comparing the economy of one tested vehicle to another can be imperfect except for in our comparison tests, for which all the cars are driven the same distances and in the same conditions. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, "Everything You Need to Know about Our Comprehensive Car Testing," 21 Aug. 2020 The Islanders were the more tested team in eliminating the Florida Panthers with a 5-1 win in Game 4 of their best-of five series on Friday. John Wawrow, Star Tribune, "Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of tested

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tested was in 1748

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25 Dec 2020

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“Tested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tested. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of tested

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

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