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  1. dictated or indicated as a rule or course of action to be followed: To limit your definition of art to certain prescribed forms is to cut yourself off from the bulk of human existence.

  2. Medicine/Medical. (of a medicine, treatment, etc.) recommended or ordered by a qualified practitioner: Test results for legal or prescribed drugs are returned in about two minutes.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of prescribe.

Origin of prescribed


Other words from prescribed

  • non·pre·scribed, adjective
  • self-pre·scribed, adjective
  • un·pre·scribed, adjective

Words Nearby prescribed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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