un·​done ˌən-ˈdən How to pronounce undone (audio)
: not done : not performed or finished

Examples of undone in a Sentence

There were still some tasks left undone.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undone was in the 14th century

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“Undone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undone. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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un·​done ˌən-ˈdən How to pronounce undone (audio)
: not done
an undone task
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