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  1. that has undergone working.
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Origin of worked

First recorded in 1700–10; work + -ed2
Related formsun·worked, adjectivewell-worked, adjective

Synonyms for worked

Worked, wrought both apply to something on which effort has been applied. Worked implies expended effort of almost any kind: a worked silver mine. Wrought implies fashioning, molding, or making, especially of metals: wrought iron.
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Examples from the Web for well-worked

Historical Examples of well-worked

  • Everything with them is like a well-worked sum, that comes right.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • The well-worked muscle is heavier than one which is unaccustomed to exercise.

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

  • They should bring him the reputation of a real discoverer in a well-worked field.

  • He missed the former animation, movement, and life in the well-worked pit.

  • Well-worked clay-soils, especially calcareous clays, are well adapted, if properly drained and of sufficient depth.

British Dictionary definitions for well-worked


  1. made or decorated with evidence of workmanship; wrought, as with embroidery or tracery
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