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English definition of “time-tested”

time-tested

adjective     /ˈtaɪmˌtes.tɪd/ mainly 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.Continue and last
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