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

  Describe \De*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Described; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Describing.] [L. describere, descriptum; de- +
     scribere to write: cf. OE. descriven, OF. descrivre, F.
     d['e]crire. See Scribe, and cf. Descry.]
     1. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate;
        to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the
        compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as
        to describe a circle.
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     2. To represent by words written or spoken; to give an
        account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as,
        the geographer describes countries and cities.
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     3. To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off;
        to class. [Obs.]
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              Passed through the land, and described it by cities
              into seven parts in a book.           --Josh. xviii.
                                                    9.
  
     Syn: To set forth; represent; delineate; relate; recount;
          narrate; express; explain; depict; portray; chracterize.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  described
      adj 1: represented in words especially with sharpness and
             detail; "the vividly described wars"

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