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sorted

[sawr-tid] /ˈsɔr tɪd/
adjective, Geology
1.
(of sedimentary particles) uniform in size.
2.
(of sedimentary rock) consisting of particles of uniform size.
Origin of sorted
1945-1950
1945-50; sort + -ed2
Related forms
well-sorted, adjective
Can be confused
sordid, sorted.
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  • Only good produce, well sorted and properly packed, placed on the market in good condition, is likely to sell well.

  • They should be well sorted, packed in tight barrels, and headed up to exclude the light and air.

    The Apple Various
  • If small fruit is well sorted, the growers claim that it is not necessary to grade it, for the fruit will then be fairly uniform.

British Dictionary definitions for well sorted

sorted

/ˈsɔːtɪd/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of satisfaction, approval, etc
adjective
2.
possessing the desired recreational drugs
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