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[kuh n-dish-uh nd] /kənˈdɪʃ ənd/
existing under or subject to conditions.
characterized by a predictable or consistent pattern of behavior or thought as a result of having been subjected to certain circumstances or conditions.
Psychology. proceeding from or dependent on a conditioning of the individual; learned; acquired:
conditioned behavior patterns.
Compare unconditioned (def 2).
made suitable for a given purpose.
accustomed; inured.
Origin of conditioned
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see condition, -ed2
Related forms
nonconditioned, adjective
self-conditioned, adjective
semiconditioned, adjective
well-conditioned, adjective
1. free, absolute. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for well-conditioned
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  • The door of the old tower was open, and they mounted a well-conditioned flight of circular steps towards the summit.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • For which sentiment every well-conditioned person will surely rebuke him.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • For a well-conditioned person of wholesome heredity to become an inebriate is not altogether an easy matter.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • You seem to be a very sensible, well-conditioned young person indeed, and I think you will suit.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • It is only the well-conditioned tree that yields its glorious harvest year by year.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • In the neatly paved yard at the back of the house stood a well-conditioned cow, of the colour of a new-husked horse chestnut.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • A well-conditioned ox cost only four dollars, and a "good eating-goat" was to be had for fifty cents.

    Sawdust & Spangles W. C. Coup
  • They had covered eighteen miles at an average speed of eight miles an hour, and were well-conditioned little rats.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • And every well-conditioned little girl had one of black silk.

    A Little Girl in Old New York Amanda Millie Douglas
  • But he showed her pastures of rich tufted grass with herds of well-conditioned cattle.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for well-conditioned


adjective (well conditioned when postpositive)
(of a person or animal's body, hair, etc) in a good or healthy condition


(psychol) of or denoting a response that has been learned Compare unconditioned
(foll by to) accustomed; inured; prepared by training
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well-conditioned in Medicine

conditioned con·di·tioned (kən-dĭsh'ənd)

  1. Exhibiting or trained to exhibit a conditioned response.

  2. Physically fit.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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