worked


worked
/werrkt/, adj.
that has undergone working.
[1700-10; WORK + -ED2]
Syn. WORKED, WROUGHT both apply to something on which effort has been applied. WORKED implies expended effort of almost any kind: a worked silver mine. WROUGHT implies fashioning, molding, or making, esp. of metals: wrought iron.

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