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well-read

[wel-red] /ˈwɛlˈrɛd/
adjective
1.
having read extensively (sometimes followed by in):
well-read in oceanography.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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well-read

/ˈwɛlˈrɛd/
adjective (well read when postpositive)
1.
having read widely and intelligently; erudite
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Word Origin and History for well read in

well-read

adj.

1590s, from well (adv.) + read (adj.).

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