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wrought

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\ˈrȯt\

Definition of wrought

  1. past tense and past participle of work


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wrought

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Definition of wrought

  1. 1 :  worked into shape by artistry or effort carefully wrought essays

  2. 2 :  elaborately embellished :  ornamented

  3. 3 :  processed for use :  manufactured wrought silk

  4. 4 :  beaten into shape by tools :  hammered —used of metals

  5. 5 :  deeply stirred :  excited —often used with up gets easily wrought up over nothing

Origin and Etymology of wrought

Middle English, from past participle of worken to work

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WROUGHT Defined for English Language Learners

wrought

adjective

Definition of wrought for English Language Learners

  • : carefully formed or worked into shape


WROUGHT Defined for Kids

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wrought

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Definition of wrought for Students

  1. past and past participle of work


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wrought

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adjective \ˈrȯt\

Definition of wrought for Students

  1. 1 :  beaten into shape by tools wrought metals

  2. 2 :  much too excited … Miss Elson was on the verge of tears, she was so wrought up. — Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy


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