un·​ded·​i·​cat·​ed ˌən-ˈde-di-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce undedicated (audio)
: not dedicated: such as
: not intended for or given over to a particular purpose
undedicated funds
an undedicated server
: not devoted to a cause, ideal, or purpose
He was … an outsider in his own delegation, undedicated to the causes of pork and party politics.Rudolph Bush

Examples of undedicated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That would allow an additional $12.5 billion of spending of undedicated tax revenues in 2024-2025 — enough for some tax relief, for sure, but not the huge amount sought by Abbott. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 To be fair, this type of bad behavior is often conducted by the most undedicated and under-educated snow goose hunters. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 18 Mar. 2021 Perhaps for some the policy works as advertised; in my experience, its effect is that employees end up taking relatively little time off, for fear of looking greedy or undedicated. Caity Weaver, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2020 But Kasich, who was criticized as governor for cuts to the state's local government fund, said large sums of undedicated money can tend to migrate. Julie Carr Smyth, Cincinnati.com, 22 Aug. 2019 The one-story store would front Promenade Boulevard and an undedicated loop road that circles the former mall. Jennifer Larino, nola.com, 5 June 2019 Memberships range from $99 per month for an undedicated desk to $1,650 for a private office. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, 28 Aug. 2018 The loss of the revenue would require the parish to tap into its undedicated general fund, which could not cover the expenses, Brister said. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, 6 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undedicated was in 1661

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“Undedicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undedicated. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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