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1As the second element of compounds: having beauty of a specified kind or amount, as little-beautied, rare-beautied, etc.
2Endowed with beauty, having beauty.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright. Partly from beauty + -ed, and partly from beauty + -ed.
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