[ suhb-jek-tid ]
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  1. under the control or rule of another person, government, country, etc.:On becoming King of all Ireland, Brian was given the name Boru, or “Brian of the Tribes,” and he collected tributes from all the subjected clans.

  2. exposed to or undergoing something by necessity:I choose to sing only when I'm alone, because I am generally so off-key that any subjected listeners will ask me to immediately cease and desist.

  1. involved in or undergoing a medical, surgical, or psychological treatment or experiment:The subjected children were 383 boys and 378 girls, all between five and seven years of age.After receiving the gene editing treatment, the subjected mice were less likely to seek out cocaine.

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

Origin of subjected

First recorded in 1400–50; subject + -ed2 for the adjective senses; subject + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from subjected

  • sub·ject·ed·ly, adverb
  • sub·ject·ed·ness, noun
  • non·sub·ject·ed, adjective
  • un·sub·ject·ed, adjective

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

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