un·​eat·​en | \ ˌən-ˈē-tᵊn How to pronounce uneaten (audio) \

Definition of uneaten

: not eaten uneaten food

Examples of uneaten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But then came an easier decision: saving the convention’s 17,000 uneaten meals for those affected by the storm. Morgan Krakow, Washington Post, "‘A godsend’: Sorority donates 17,000 meals for disaster relief after canceling New Orleans convention early," 13 July 2019 To best exemplify this, fruit is one of the main foods served in school breakfast and lunch programs, yet nearly half of uneaten fruit is disposed. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: Don’t underestimate the power of teaching students about sustainability," 22 Nov. 2019 The home showed signs of a swift departure: uneaten bowls of popcorn on the futon, vegetables left out to rot. Alene Tchekmedyian, latimes.com, "McStay murder trial: Man is convicted of killing family and burying their bodies in the Mojave Desert," 10 June 2019 Before refilling, empty uneaten seed, which can grow bacteria and mold that can be deadly to birds. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "How to Attract More Birds to Your Garden This Winter," 28 Oct. 2019 Store any uneaten muffins in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Los Angeles Times, "The Saturday Cook: Passion fruit shines bright in this fresh twist on poppy seed muffins," 28 Sep. 2019 The McStays disappeared from their Fallbrook home in February 2010, leaving behind uneaten food on counters and other signs of a swift departure, which baffled police and family members. Alene Tchekmedyian, latimes.com, "Jury recommends death for man convicted in McStay family murders," 24 June 2019 Meanwhile, my older son has brought home the same shriveled, uneaten orange for two years. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Baked into the start of the school year: Parent angst about packing lunches," 27 Aug. 2019 Sanchez provides some tips for managing rats: Don’t leave uneaten pet food outside. oregonlive.com, "Follow these tips to keep rats out of homes and gardens," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of uneaten

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Uneaten.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneaten. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uneaten

: not eaten

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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