un·​der·​done | \ ˌən-dər-ˈdən How to pronounce underdone (audio) \

Definition of underdone

: not thoroughly cooked : rare

Examples of underdone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blueberry pancakes are tough and the hash browns inside the omelets are underdone. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Did those scallops seem a bit underdone to anyone else? Leah Bhabha, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2021 Those two coffee cakes were baked for the same amount of time, but the center in the glass pan was underdone, leading it to sink after it was pulled from the oven. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2021 The dough has been turbo-boosted with sugar to rise quickly, and an unctuous sea of cheese and meat has been piled atop rubbery underdone or brittle overdone crusts, sometimes occurring in the same pizza. Francesco Lastrucci, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2021 Cut meats and veggies into evenly-sized pieces so no one will bite into a chunk that's underdone. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 22 Dec. 2020 Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, rotating from front to back halfway through, until the edges and top have a golden crust but the middle remains slightly underdone, with a toothpick inserted in the center pulling up moist crumbs. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 The center of my cake, however, was a tad underdone. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 17 Sep. 2020 The underdone crust did no favors for the Meat Lovers ($8.99 for a medium pie), with pepperoni, Italian sausage and crumbled meatballs that don’t get much beyond the greasy, shiny stage of doneness. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 14 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of underdone

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Underdone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underdone. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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