test·​ed | \ ˈte-stəd \

Definition of tested

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

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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 Of the 27 city districts with separate scores on NAEP, Cleveland is the only one where all of its tested students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches, an indicator most researchers use to gauge poverty in schools. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, "Has the Cleveland Plan for school improvement stalled? Maybe not, but test scores have," 15 Apr. 2018 With a veteran team and a tested coach, the Horned Frogs should hold their own in the deep Big 12. Patrick Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "The next Northwestern? These 12 teams could be next to snap their NCAA tournament droughts.," 21 Dec. 2017 And there was no tested way of dealing with a severe presidential illness. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "Could removing President Trump come down to 2 Hoosiers?," 14 Sep. 2017 The message has been entirely about Ossoff, and the poll-tested reasons Republicans should choke down any reservations and vote against him. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Georgia’s lesson: All politics is tribal.," 20 June 2017 One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors," 8 June 2017

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tested was in 1748

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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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