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

Definition of tested

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

Examples of tested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the consistent and tested methodology used by experienced but distant researchers can be more accurate than reports produced by local agencies newer to the game. Joan Meiners, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2022 On Wednesday, Newcomb said more tests were performed and more tested postive. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2021 Covid protocols mean the pre-tested audience is smaller than usual -- but the leather trousers, confounding lyrical choices and trademark key changes that define music's most bewildering spectacle are all very much present and correct. Rob Picheta, CNN, 21 May 2021 There are some other more tested athletes in this weight class that could mess with that 1-2 finish and nothing seems certain here. Brant Parsons, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Mar. 2021 Please give Minnesota medical cannabis patients access to natural, affordable, safe, tested cannabis flower. Star Tribune, 14 Feb. 2021 The non-tested cohort includes people who have no symptoms, but will in coming days. Joel Achenbach, Star Tribune, 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, 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, 28 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tested

1748, in the meaning defined above

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18 Apr 2022

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“Tested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tested. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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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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