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Wordnet 3.0


1. brought under control and put to use;
- Example: "electricity from the harnessed Colorado River"
- Example: "the harnessed power of the atom"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harness \Har"ness\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harnessed (-n[e^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Harnessing.] [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.] 1. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array. [1913 Webster] Harnessed in rugged steel. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] A gay dagger, Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 3. To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Harnessed to some regular profession. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster] Harnessed antelope. (Zool.) See Guib. Harnessed moth (Zool.), an American bombycid moth (Arctia phalerata of Harris), having, on the fore wings, stripes and bands of buff on a black ground. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

harnessed adj 1: brought under control and put to use; "electricity from the harnessed Colorado River"; "the harnessed power of the atom"