cen·​tered ˈsen-tərd How to pronounce centered (audio)
: having a center
often used in combination
a dark-centered coneflower
: having a center of curvature
often used in combination
a 3-centered arch
: emotionally stable and secure
ˈsen-tərd-nəs How to pronounce centered (audio)

Examples of centered in a Sentence

She struggled with depression for years, but she's more centered now and able to live a full life.
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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of centered was in 1829

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“Centered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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