Definition for underwent (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), un·der·went, un·der·gone, un·der·go·ing.
Examples from the Web for underwent
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.
Vandegaard and his partner, Mindy Nunez, bought their two-story house after it underwent post-Katrina renovations.
He took time to recover and rebuild his strength down South, and also underwent rigorous rehabilitation up in Boston.
Of the nearly ten million women who underwent the practice, around 10 percent died from relating complications.Corsets, Muslin Disease, and More of the Deadly Fashion Trends|The Fashion Beast Team|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I underwent an endometrial ablation in my 30s, rendering my periods worse than ever.
But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, that belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites|Eva March Tappan
He began at once to plot against the new king, for which he underwent a short imprisonment in 1689.
An injured drayman was brought in dead drunk, and underwent amputation of the legs without any signs of feeling pain.Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin
He was duly elected and underwent rigorous initiation proudly and joyfully.Behind the Line|Ralph Henry Barbour
But there were experiences of other kinds which, in the interim, if we believe the story, he underwent in the north.
British Dictionary definitions for underwent (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for underwent (2 of 2)
verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone
Word Origin for undergo
Word Origin and History for underwent
Old English undergan "undermine," from under + gan (see go). Cf. Middle Dutch ondergaen, Old High German untarkun, German untergehen, Danish undergaa. Sense of "submit to, endure" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pass through" (an alteration, etc.) is attested from 1630s. Related: Undergone; underwent.