un expedited


verb (used with object), expedited, expediting.
to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments.
to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: to expedite one's duties.
to issue or dispatch, as an official document or letter.
Obsolete. ready for action; alert.

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin expedītus (past participle of expedīre to disengage, set the feet free), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + ped- (stem of pēs) foot + -ītus -ite2

unexpedited, adjective

1. quicken, push, accelerate, hurry.

1. delay.
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expedite (ˈɛkspɪˌdaɪt)
1.  to hasten the progress of; hasten or assist
2.  to do or process (something, such as business matters) with speed and efficiency
3.  rare to dispatch (documents, messages, etc)
4.  unimpeded or prompt; expeditious
5.  alert or prepared
[C17: from Latin expedīre, literally: to free the feet (as from a snare), hence, liberate, from ex-1 + pēs foot]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from L. expeditus, pp. of expedire "make fit or ready, prepare," lit. "free the feet from fetters," hence "liberate from difficulties," from ex- "out" + *pedis "fetter, chain for the feet," related to pes (gen. pedis) "foot" (see foot). Cf. Gk. pede "fetter." Related:
Expedited; expediting.
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