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 for tested
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Test \Test\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tested; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. (Metal.) To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or
        cupel; to subject to cupellation.
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     2. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or
        quality of by experiment, or by some principle or
        standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a
        principle; to test the validity of an argument.
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              Experience is the surest standard by which to test
              the real tendency of the existing constitution.
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     3. (Chem.) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent;
        as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
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     4. To administer a test[8] to (someone) for the purpose of
        ascertaining a person's knowledge or skill; especially, in
        academic settings, to determine how well a student has
        learned the subject matter of a course of instruction.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: tested and proved useful or correct; "a tested method"
             [syn: tested, tried, well-tried]
      2: tested and proved to be reliable [syn: tested, time-
         tested, tried, tried and true]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "tested":
     ascertained, assured, attested, certified, committed, confirmed,
     constant, decided, dedicated, dependable, determinate, determined,
     devoted, established, faithful, faithworthy, fast, fixed,
     guaranteed, in the bag, incorruptible, inviolable, made sure,
     nailed down, on ice, open-and-shut, proved, proven, reliable,
     responsible, secure, set, settled, stated, staunch, steadfast,
     straight, sure, to be trusted, tried, tried and true, true,
     trustable, trustworthy, trusty, unfalse, unperfidious,
     untreacherous, verified, warranted

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