tested

adjective
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 Some advocacy groups argued at the time that the drug had been too little tested. New York Times, "Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis," 14 Aug. 2019 In some cases, black-market cannabis vape juice can cost 5-7 times less than what legal, tested products cost, experts said. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Pick up a joint instead, doc says: Vaping illnesses highlight flawed marijuana regulations," 13 Sep. 2019 In 2015, at least 10% of tested addresses in Newark showed 27 parts per billion or more of lead in their water, according to the council. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Newark hands out bottled water after its filter program fails to fix lead problem," 12 Aug. 2019 Should the Red Devils fail with their efforts, then they are expected to move for Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, a more expensive, but more tested defender at the highest level. SI.com, "Report: Man United, Man City Battle to Sign Harry Maguire," 11 June 2019 Bergeron’s leadership was representative of a tested Boston team that has been through many of these scenarios. Curtis Zupke, latimes.com, "Stanley Cup Final: Bruins defeat Blues to force Game 7," 9 June 2019 In Jay-Z, though, the brand’s found a tested veteran and Hall of Fame rapper who brings cachet to potential signees and customers. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Jay-Z Named Head of Puma’s Relaunched Basketball Division," 19 June 2018 For more information on how the Environmental Working Group determines its scores, to see the full list of tested products and its ratings, and to read more of the organization's sun-safety tips, visit the 2018 sunscreen guide at ewg.org. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Environmental Working Group Released Its Sunscreen Guide for 2018," 22 May 2018 Nominating Abrams would be to take a different, arguably more modern, but also arguably less tested, approach. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "This week’s governor primaries in Georgia, explained," 21 May 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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tested

adjective

Medical Definition of tested

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

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