underdone

adjective
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 But throwing everything on one pan at the same time can lead to overdone veggies or underdone meat. NBC News, "10 quick and easy skillet and sheet-pan dinners chefs and food pros love," 5 Feb. 2019 If all of the liquid has been absorbed but the rice is a bit underdone, leave it to stand, covered, for another 5 minutes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Melissa Copeland’s veggie-rich Mexican rice: a meal in itself," 3 Sep. 2019 Cookies Cookies were one item that never seemed to come out too underdone or overdone. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device," 22 Dec. 2018 The fries looked underdone to the Tribune test kitchen staff, so an extra two minutes was added to the baking time for all. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, "Who makes the best frozen fries? We put nine brands to the test," 19 Mar. 2018 Boil for about 1 minute; the noodles cook quickly and should be slightly underdone. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Real lasagna: A culinary marvel worth your time to make," 1 Jan. 2018 Boil for about 1 minute; the noodles cook quickly and should be slightly underdone. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Real lasagna: A culinary marvel worth your time to make," 1 Jan. 2018 Boil for about 1 minute; the noodles cook quickly and should be slightly underdone. Domenica Marchetti, chicagotribune.com, "Real lasagna is a culinary marvel worth every minute of your time," 26 Dec. 2017

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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 11 Aug. 2020.

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underdone

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of underdone

: not cooked enough : not cooked completely

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