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English definition of “prescribed”

prescribed

adjective uk   /prɪˈskraɪbd/ us  

prescribed adjective (RULE)

set by a rule or order: The product will have to meet internationally prescribed (= demanded) standards.

prescribed adjective (MEDICINE)

decided by a doctor as treatment: The patient was taking a widely prescribed sedative.
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