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

Example Sentences

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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 6 Dec. 2022.

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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