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finished

[ fin-isht ]
/ ˈfɪn ɪʃt /
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adjective
ended or completed.
completed or perfected in all details, as a product: to pack and ship finished items.
polished to the highest degree of excellence: a dazzling and finished piece of writing.
highly skilled or accomplished: a finished violinist.
condemned, doomed, or in the process of extinction: The aristocracy was finished after the revolution.
(of livestock) fattened and ready for market.
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Origin of finished

First recorded in 1575–85; finish + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM finished

half-finished, adjectivewell-finished, adjective
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How to use finished in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for finished

finished
/ (ˈfɪnɪʃt) /

adjective
perfected
(predicative) at the end of a task, activity, etcthey were finished by four
(predicative) without further hope of success or continuationshe was finished as a prima ballerina
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