Meaning of FORMED in English


ˈfȯ(ə)rmd, -ȯ(ə)md adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of formen to form — more at form

1. : clearly defined : settled , definite

I have no formed opinion about the chances of success

2. : fully developed (as by discipline or training) : matured

a formed opposition arose over the terms of the agreement

a graceful but not yet fully formed literary style

3. : being or having the characteristics of living matter : organized

formed ferments extracted from the gastric mucosa

formed elements of the blood

4. : shaped (as by pressure or carving) to fit

formed plastic snugly encloses the assembly

a formed handgrip on a grease gun

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