Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

condition

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb [transitive] condition pronunciation in British English /kənˈdɪʃ(ə)n/
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theycondition
he/she/itconditions
present participleconditioning
past tenseconditioned
past participleconditioned
  1. 1
    [usually passive] if someone is conditioned by their experiences or by another person, they are influenced by them so that they think or behave in a particular way
    Consumers have been conditioned to expect cheap food.
  2. 2
    [usually passive] formal to control or influence something
    Her responses to the questions were conditioned by political considerations.

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog