un·​burned | \ ˌən-ˈbərnd How to pronounce unburned (audio) \
variants: or unburnt \ ˌən-​ˈbərnt How to pronounce unburnt (audio) \

Definition of unburned

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

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And thanks to over a century of fire suppression practices, many forests now contain massive reserves of unburned fuel. National Geographic, "Forest fires are getting too hot—even for fire-adapted animals," 12 Aug. 2019 As police searched the Saab, the man admitted having another, unburned marijuana cigarette in the car’s center console. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Drunk drivers crash cars into other vehicles: Berea police blotter," 1 Aug. 2019 Firefighters will assess what remains unburned inside the containment lines and will likely continue burnout efforts Wednesday, the forest service said. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Beaver Fire in Larimer County grows to 85 acres as a result of firefighting efforts," 10 July 2019 That amount, Braun testified, would be appropriate on the unburned section of the Hardie Summer parcel. Maxine Bernstein, oregonlive.com, "Judge won’t rule until July 17 on request to bar further grazing by Hammond Ranches Inc.," 28 June 2019 Yet each time firefighters put out a small blaze, that means unburned brush and timber is left to fuel future fires. Joseph Serna, latimes.com, "Worry mounts as California braces for another wildfire season," 14 June 2019 Some of the crew are dragging the unburned trunks into the green areas to deprive the fire of additional fuel. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in," 12 June 2019 Orlean also re-creates the rescue effort by hundreds of Angelenos who raced to the stacks on April 29, 1986 to save unburned books from being lost to smoke and water damage. Donna Wares, latimes.com, "Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’," 6 June 2019 High engine temperatures combine with moisture, combustion byproducts (including unburned gasoline), rust, corrosion, engine-wear particles, and oxygen to produce sludge and varnish. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, "How to Pick the Right Motor Oil for Your Car," 14 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of unburned

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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