un·​burned | \ ˌən-ˈbərnd \
variants: or unburnt \ ˌən-​ˈbərnt \

Definition of unburned

: not burned unburned wood a residue of unburned gunpowder unburnt fuel

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Seasoned wood burns efficiently, doesn't require constant attention to stay lit, and creates less pollution in the form of smoke (unburned wood vapor). Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Right Way to Stack Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 And smoke is more than a pollutant; it’s unburned fuel. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 At one table, a student plunges a plastic syringe filled with water to make the wheel of a model car turn; at another, a student ignites a handheld fireball that leaves the teacher holding it unburned. Bliss Broyard, Condé Nast Traveler, "I Took My Kids Out Of School for Three Months to Travel," 13 July 2018 About one-third of the gasoline that goes into this sort of engine is spewed out, unburned, in an aerosol mixed with oil in the exhaust. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Florida poised for NCAA men's title; UO women wait for Saturday: Oregon track & field rundown," 8 June 2018 Hill leisurely puffed the stogie until only two unburned inches remained. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "'A Suicide Club': How WWI Pilots Pioneered the Age of Airmail," 9 May 2018 The tiny Key deer was wrapped in a sheet, given oxygen and water and kept near firefighters until about 3 a.m. Monday when it was released unharmed into a nearby unburned area, officials said. Doug Phillips, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fast-moving brush fire destroys Keys home; Key deer rescued from the blaze," 23 Apr. 2018 In most places the rainfall was welcomed and did not cause any major flooding from burned or unburned hill slopes. Lee Macdonald, Washington Post, "Those deadly mudslides you’ve read about? Expect worse in the future.," 20 Jan. 2018 High engine temperatures combine with moisture, combustion byproducts (including unburned gasoline), rust, corrosion, engine wear particles and oxygen to produce sludge and varnish. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How To Pick The Right Motor Oil For Your Car," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unburned

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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