developed

[ dih-vel-uh p ]SEE DEFINITION OF developed

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This system, once invented, was developed during thousands of years.

In no such spirit has it developed its full and independent sovereignty.

Demarest was seriously disturbed by the situation that had developed.

As a matter of fact, it developed that he knew nothing whatever of ground-squirrels.

Allis Porter's perceptions had been developed to an extraordinary degree.

Her character, however, was yet to be developed by circumstances.

Otherwise the situation which developed can't be made clear.

His mind, as developed in his works, had half-formed her own.

Since then his slenderness has developed into plumpness and his hope into certitude.

Here was a new way out, developed in a quarter until then overlooked.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "unroll, unfold," from French développer, replacing English disvelop (1590s, from Middle French desveloper), both from Old French desveloper "unwrap, unfurl, unveil; reveal the meaning of, explain," from des- "undo" + veloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic or Germanic. Modern figurative use is 18c. The photographic sense is from 1845; the real estate sense is from 1890.

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adult

adjectivebeing mature, fully grown
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