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desired

[ dih-zahyuhrd ]
/ dɪˈzaɪərd /
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adjective

yearned or wished for; coveted.
deemed correct or proper; selected; required: The chef added stock until the sauce reached the desired consistency.

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Origin of desired

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at desire, -ed2
un·de·sired, adjectivewell-de·sired, adjective
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