un·​closed ˌən-ˈklōzd How to pronounce unclosed (audio)
: not closed or settled : not concluded

Examples of unclosed in a Sentence

escaped through the one remaining unclosed passageway
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unclosed was in the 15th century

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“Unclosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclosed. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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