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practiced

or practised

[prak-tist] /ˈpræk tɪst/
adjective
1.
skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience:
a practiced hand at politics.
2.
acquired or perfected through practice:
a practiced English accent.
Origin of practiced
1560-1570
1560-70; practice + -ed2
Related forms
nonpracticed, adjective
well-practiced, adjective
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  • The well-practiced Republican apologists exhausted their ingenuity in endeavoring to explain away the reverse.

    Border and Bastille George A. Lawrence
  • In a routine so well-practiced that it had become ritual, he checked over the cruiser point by point.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • And with his well-practiced eyes he endeavored to pierce the gloom of the river.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
Word Origin and History for well-practiced

practiced

adj.

"expert," 1560s, past participle adjective from practice (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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