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wrought

[rawt]
verb
1.
Archaic except in some senses. a simple past tense and past participle of work.
adjective
3.
elaborated; embellished.
4.
not rough or crude.
5.
produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English wroght, metathetic variant of worht, past participle of worchen to work

interwrought, adjective
self-wrought, adjective
superwrought, adjective
underwrought, adjective
unwrought, adjective
well-wrought, adjective


2. See worked.
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wrought (rɔːt)
 
vb
1.  archaic a past tense and past participle of work
 
adj
2.  metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating
3.  (often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specified: well-wrought
4.  decorated or made with delicate care
 
usage  Wrought is sometimes used as if it were the past tense and past participle of wreak as in the hurricane wrought havoc in coastal areas. Many people think this use is incorrect

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wrought
mid-13c., from past participle of M.E. werken (see work).
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work  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (wûrk)  Pronunciation Key 
The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy. Compare energy, power.

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work definition


In physics, the product of a force applied, and the distance through which that force acts.

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