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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel dih-vel-uh p]
    • /wɛl dɪˈvɛl əp/
    • /wel dɪˈvel.əpt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel dih-vel-uh p]
    • /wɛl dɪˈvɛl əp/

Definitions of well-developed word

  • verb with object well-developed to bring out the capabilities or possibilities of; bring to a more advanced or effective state: to develop natural resources; to develop one's musical talent. 1
  • verb with object well-developed to cause to grow or expand: to develop one's muscles. 1
  • verb with object well-developed to elaborate or expand in detail: to develop a theory. 1
  • verb with object well-developed to bring into being or activity; generate; evolve. 1
  • verb with object well-developed Drafting. to transfer the details of (a more or less two-dimensional design, pattern, or the like) from one surface, especially one that is prismatic or cylindrical, onto another, usually planar, in such a way that the distances between points remain the same. 1
  • verb with object well-developed Biology. to cause to go through the process of natural evolution from a previous and lower stage. to cause to progress from an embryonic to an adult form. 1

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Origin of well-developed

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; < Middle French développer, Old French desveloper, equivalent to des- dis-1 + voloper to wrap up; see envelop

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Parts of speech for Well-developed


well-developed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for well-developed

adj well-developed

  • amorphic — Having no defined shape, lacking form; amorphous.
  • bosomy — (of a woman) having large breasts
  • curvaceous — If someone describes a woman as curvaceous, they think she is attractive because of the curves of her body.
  • forward-looking — planning for or anticipating possible future events, conditions, etc.; progressive.
  • full-fledged — of full rank or standing: a full-fledged professor.

adjective well-developed

  • advancing — to move or bring forward: The general advanced his troops to the new position.
  • curvesome — (dated) curvy.
  • disfigured — Simple past tense and past participle of disfigure.
  • forth — onward or outward in place or space; forward: to come forth; go forth.
  • keen — finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor.

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