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well-done (adj.)

c. 1200, "wise, prudent," from well (adv.) + done. Meaning "thoroughly cooked," in reference to meat, is attested from 1747. Well done! as an exclamation of approval is recorded from mid-15c.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of well-done from WordNet

well-done (adj.)
(meat) cooked until there is no pink meat left inside;
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