un·​adapt·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈdap-təd How to pronounce unadapted (audio) , -a- \

Definition of unadapted

: not suited by nature, character, or design to a particular use, purpose, or situation : not adapted soil unadapted for crop use a plant unadapted to cold climates

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Recent Examples on the Web Chernin gets to mine Spotify’s original audio shows for movie ideas, while Spotify can sift through Chernin’s heap of unadapted intellectual property for concepts that might make more sense as podcasts. Adam Epstein, Quartz, 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unadapted

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unadapted was circa 1775

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“Unadapted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadapted. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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