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conditioned

[kuh n-dish-uh nd] /kənˈdɪʃ ənd/
adjective
1.
existing under or subject to conditions.
2.
characterized by a predictable or consistent pattern of behavior or thought as a result of having been subjected to certain circumstances or conditions.
3.
Psychology. proceeding from or dependent on a conditioning of the individual; learned; acquired:
conditioned behavior patterns.
Compare unconditioned (def 2).
4.
made suitable for a given purpose.
6.
accustomed; inured.
Origin of conditioned
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at condition, -ed2
Related forms
nonconditioned, adjective
self-conditioned, adjective
semiconditioned, adjective
well-conditioned, adjective
Antonyms
1. free, absolute.
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Examples from the Web for well-conditioned
Historical Examples
  • It is only the well-conditioned tree that yields its glorious harvest year by year.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • Every well-conditioned bird should bring up its family in a “zoo” by preference.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • They are small, but, having been acclimated, are sleek and well-conditioned.

  • They have picked, well-conditioned horses; the roads are excellent!

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • Thills were attached, in which was harnessed a well-conditioned horse.

  • For which sentiment every well-conditioned person will surely rebuke him.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The shorn yellow fields, the capacious red barns, the well-conditioned homes, all told eloquently of peace and plenty.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Nobody fears lest in a stand-up fight Chinese troops could whip an equal number of well-conditioned white troops.

  • You seem to be a very sensible, well-conditioned young person indeed, and I think you will suit.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • In the neatly paved yard at the back of the house stood a well-conditioned cow, of the colour of a new-husked horse chestnut.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon

    A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for well-conditioned

well-conditioned

adjective (well conditioned when postpositive)
1.
(of a person or animal's body, hair, etc) in a good or healthy condition

conditioned

/kənˈdɪʃənd/
adjective
1.
(psychol) of or denoting a response that has been learned Compare unconditioned
2.
(foll by to) accustomed; inured; prepared by training
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well-conditioned in Medicine

conditioned con·di·tioned (kən-dĭsh'ənd)
adj.

  1. Exhibiting or trained to exhibit a conditioned response.

  2. Physically fit.

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