pit·​ted ˈpi-təd How to pronounce pitted (audio)
: marked with pits

Examples of pitted in a Sentence

the pitted surface of the bowl a man with pitted and scarred cheeks
Recent Examples on the Web Subzero temperatures in February also damaged peaches and other pitted fruits, according to the state. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2023 That chemical process gives travertine its stunning pitted texture and makes each piece unique. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 2 May 2023 People who began media careers with the promise of a limitless digital growth instead face a fractured and pitted landscape in which cities have been razed and too many of the buildings that would replace them stand half-finished because the money ran out. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 It was identified as a brown diamond with a pitted surface. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2023 To use, brush the gel on liberally to your metal item, making sure to work well into pitted areas. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2023 The autobiographical stories here — set on buses, or on Grindr dates, or on the pitted streets of New York — are calibrated to blast away condescension and replace it with something closer to comprehension. Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2023 The pitted and frosted surface of these grains is typical of desert sand, where grains constantly collide with one another. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 Distinguished by its pitted texture, this porous stone requires lots of love and care. Sam Cochran, Bon Appétit, 15 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pitted was before the 12th century

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“Pitted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitted. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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past and past participle of pit

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