unconsumed

adjective

un·​con·​sumed ˌən-kən-ˈsümd How to pronounce unconsumed (audio)
: not used up or expended : not consumed
Any unconsumed food should be stored safely.
unconsumed explosive residue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Without vultures, this pileup of unconsumed dead meat creates the ideal breeding ground for deadly contagions, most commonly rabies. William H. Funk, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2016 Gullotta said, calling the ordinance a beginning that is more strict than what the state may be doing, and urging the town and its schools to not only take action regarding straws and styrofoam, but also unconsumed food. Steve Smith, courant.com, 14 June 2019 Gullotta said, calling the ordinance a beginning that is more strict than what the state may be doing, and urging the town and its schools to not only take action regarding straws and styrofoam, but also unconsumed food. Steve Smith, courant.com, 14 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconsumed was circa 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Unconsumed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconsumed. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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