• Having been worked or prepared somehow.


  • Past of work
  • (see usage notes) Past of wreak


Opposite words


  • The past participle of Middle English werken ("to work"), from Old English wyrċan (past tense worhte, past participle ġeworht), from Proto-West Germanic *wurkijan, from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną ("to work"), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- ("to work").
  • Cognate with wright (as in wheelwright etc.), Dutch gewrocht, archaic past participle of werken (archaic past tense wrocht), Low German wracht, archaic past participle of warken (archaic past tense wrach, archaic past participle wracht).

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