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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of need.
  • adj. Necessary; being needed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. necessary. Opposite of unnecessary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. necessary for relief or supply

Etymologies

From need +‎ -ed. The adjective follows from the verb. (Wiktionary)

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