welladjusted

adjusted

[uh-juhs-tid]
adjective
1.
arranged or fitted properly: Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights.
2.
adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used in combination): a well-adjusted child.

Origin:
1665–75; adjust + -ed2

misadjusted, adjective
quasi-adjusted, adjective
unadjusted, adjective
well-adjusted, adjective
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Word Origin & History

adjust
c.1600, "arrange, settle, compose," from O.Fr. ajoster "to join," from L.L. adjuxtare "to bring near," from L. ad- "to" + juxta "next," related to jungere "to join" (see jugular). Influenced by folk etymology derivation from L. justus "just, equitable, fair." Meaning "to
get used to" first recorded 1924. Related: Adjustable; adjuster; adjustor (1895, of certain muscles; see -er).
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Medical Dictionary

adjust ad·just (ə-jŭst')
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs

  1. To bring into proper relationship.

  2. To treat disorders of the spine by correcting slight dislocations between vertebrae using chiropractic techniques.

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