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[wel-i-stab-lisht] /ˈwɛl ɪˈstæb lɪʃt/
permanently founded; settled; firmly set:
a well-established business; a well-established habit.
Origin of well-established
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Several well-established eateries along the way offer hearty meals, quirky specialties, and plenty of local color.
  • Although public anger tends toward cyclical peaks and troughs, its varieties fall into well-established taxonomical grooves.
  • It's a fairly well-established technology that can be deployed at the same size as fossil-fuel plants.
  • The work starts with two well-established sets of data, one on violence and the other on the weather.
  • The chemical was an experimental derivative of a well-established anti-cancer drug called doxorubicin.
  • In both regions, the best houses are well-established.
  • The lure, he says, is not only the secrecy but also the industry's well-established competence.
  • They do not have well-established channels of discourse.
  • Most of the nutrition claims were easy to handle, as they are based on well-established science.
  • The other side of the overbooking coin is well-established.
British Dictionary definitions for well-established


adjective (well established when postpositive)
having permanence or security in a certain place, condition, job, etc: a well-established brand
well-known or validated: a well-established fact
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