: organized in a way characteristic of living matter
mitochondria are formed bodies of the cell

Examples of formed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One is obviously skewed to a pre-formed narrative. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 16 July 2013 Impossible Foods is selling frozen packs of six pre-formed, quarter-pound patties for $13.99 at select grocery stores. NBC News, 28 May 2021 Pre-formed wire skeletons are included to help give you a jump start. Meghan Kavanaugh, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formed was in 1565

Dictionary Entries Near formed

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“Formed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formed. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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