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

Examples of unadapted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, farmers with unadapted seed varieties are unable to produce sufficient yield, resulting in losses for their farms and families, especially in developing countries like India. Afdhel Aziz, Forbes, 19 July 2022 The speakers are expected to discuss tips and best practices for accessing Japan’s treasure trove of unadapted manga, literature, gaming and screen IP. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 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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“Unadapted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadapted. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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