un·​drained ˌən-ˈdrānd How to pronounce undrained (audio)
: not emptied of liquid : not drained
an undrained can of tomatoes

Examples of undrained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fresh shucked oysters, undrained: Oysters are the star of this recipe, so fresh oysters are key. Nancie McDermott, Southern Living, 8 Nov. 2023 Stir in tomato sauce, undrained beans, undrained tomatoes, chili powder, salt, basil, and black pepper. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 Fluffy baked corn casserole, which calls for one drained and one undrained can, makes a satisfying side that takes the place of corn bread. Julia Levy, Southern Living, 2 July 2023 Stir in the undrained tomatoes, bouillon granules, herbs, and pepper. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2023 To develop good pheasant habitat, Roseland converted much of his ranch into wild grassland (that the cows are kept off of), left tree belts intact and marshes undrained, and planted crops like milo, which is one of the grains found in commercial birdseed. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 1 Apr. 2021 Add cake mix and pineapple (undrained) to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Feb. 2023 The boundaries of private property become a little porous, with authorized and unauthorized hunting on untenanted land, curious house-peeping and bushwhacking, and the unabashed use of summer residents’ undrained pools. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper’s Magazine , 17 Aug. 2022 Add the undrained, seasoned black beans and cumin and bring to a simmer. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undrained was in 1573

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“Undrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undrained. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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