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backed

[ bakt ]
/ bækt /
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adjective

having a back, backing, setting, or support (often used in combination): a low-backed sofa.
(of fabric) having an extra set of threads in either the warp or the weft to provide added warmth.Compare double cloth.
Photography. (of a film or plate) coated with a substance for absorbing light and thereby reducing halation.

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Origin of backed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at back1, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM backed

half-backed, adjectivewell-backed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for backed

backed
/ (bækt) /

adjective

  1. having a back or backing
  2. (in combination)high-backed; black-backed
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