pit·​ted | \ ˈpi-təd How to pronounce pitted (audio) \

Definition of pitted

: marked with pits

Examples of pitted in a Sentence

the pitted surface of the bowl a man with pitted and scarred cheeks
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First Known Use of pitted

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Pitted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitted. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pitted

of a fruit : with the pit removed
: having many small holes or dents : having many pits

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to assert without proof or before proving

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