un·​closed | \ ˌən-ˈklōzd How to pronounce unclosed (audio) \

Definition of unclosed

: not closed or settled : not concluded

Examples of unclosed in a Sentence

escaped through the one remaining unclosed passageway
Recent Examples on the Web More and more of its water was pouring into the Atchafalaya River, the last unclosed outlet, aside from the river’s mouth. Boyce Upholt, Wired, 23 July 2022 While even the most serious of today’s allegations hardly compare, the resonance runs deep, amid a conflict that has opened unclosed historical wounds. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Oscar De La Hoya began by speaking in metaphors, describing a series of unclosed doors and visits to hell. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2021 While most barbecue involves smoking off the flame, this style is always cooked over an unclosed grill with a mix of direct and indirect cooking. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of unclosed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2022

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“Unclosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclosed. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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