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Definitions of acquired:

part of speech: imperfect, past participle

Noting a disease, predisposition, habit, etc., which is not congenital but has taken possession of one at some period after birth.

Usage examples for acquired:

  • At that time he acquired the habit of smoking, and drinking wine, and soon got over this unpleasant feeling and even felt great relief. "Resurrection", Maude, Louise Shanks
  • It isn't wholly your fault that you have acquired this feeling. "American Men of Action", Burton E. Stevenson
  • But you see, Lucien, when you have once acquired the habit of smoking, that's the end of it; you can't give it up. "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock

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