un·​drained | \ ˌən-ˈdrānd How to pronounce undrained (audio) \

Definition of undrained

: not emptied of liquid : not drained an undrained can of tomatoes

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If the label said not to drain, the tuna was left undrained. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, "Which canned tuna makes best tuna salad? We taste and rate 13 brands," 19 Apr. 2018 The swamp remains undrained, the wall is unbuilt, there is no major infrastructure plan. Megan Mcardle, Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s Second Year Could Be Even Worse," 3 Nov. 2017 Pour the undrained tomatoes, enchilada sauce, and tomato sauce into the pan with 1/4 cup of each cheese. Gretchen Mckay, sacbee, "Easy does it with collegians’ cooking," 26 Sep. 2017 Depending on the wind, the air can be thick with the smell of undrained sewage. Edward Wong, New York Times, "In Remote Settlement High on Tibetan Plateau, Buddhist Spirituality Soars," 8 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of undrained

1573, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undrained was in 1573

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not constant or steady

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