I. past and past participle of work II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of worken to work Date: 13th century 1. worked into shape by artistry or effort <
carefully wrought essays
2. elaborately embellished ; ornamented 3. processed for use ; manufactured <
wrought silk
4. beaten into shape by tools ; hammered — used of metals 5. deeply stirred ; excited — often used with up <
gets easily wrought up over nothing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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