un·​ab·​sorbed | \ ˌən-əb-ˈsȯrbd How to pronounce unabsorbed (audio) , -ˈzȯrbd \

Definition of unabsorbed

: not taken in by absorption : not absorbed unabsorbed nutrients Sucralose is the first artificial sweetener to be made from real sugar, but the molecules are altered in a multistep process that yields an exceptionally sweet substance that passes through the body unabsorbed.— Reagan Walker

Examples of unabsorbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the dough feels dry or there is any unabsorbed flour, add a little more water, one spoonful at a time. Lisa Zwirn, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2021 In contrast, if the gut is irritated or inflamed, valuable food nutrients will be lost and go unabsorbed through the body. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unabsorbed

1768, in the meaning defined above

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“Unabsorbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unabsorbed. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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