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

Definition of undrained

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

Examples of undrained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the label said not to drain, the tuna was left undrained. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, 19 Apr. 2018 The swamp remains undrained, the wall is unbuilt, there is no major infrastructure plan. Megan Mcardle, Bloomberg.com, 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, 26 Sep. 2017 Depending on the wind, the air can be thick with the smell of undrained sewage. Edward Wong, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of undrained

1573, in the meaning defined above

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“Undrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undrained. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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