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English definition of “time-tested”

time-tested

adjective uk   /ˈtaɪmˌtes.tɪd/ mainly US us  
describes something, for example a method, that has been used for a long period and has been proved to work well: The school uses old, time-tested techniques for teaching children to read.
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