uneaten

adjective

un·​eat·​en ˌən-ˈē-tᵊn How to pronounce uneaten (audio)
: not eaten
uneaten food

Examples of uneaten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some buffets jack up their prices on weekends or charge customers for uneaten food. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 The line has paid close attention to what goes uneaten as part of efforts to reduce food waste. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2024 While one parent wrangles the kid outside, the other can wrap uneaten food and take care of the bill. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 South Korea’s culinary tradition tends to result in uneaten food. John Yoon Chang W. Lee, New York Times, 14 June 2023 School projects are still plastered on the walls; books are strewn on tables; apples sit uneaten in the cafeteria. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Guilt, frustration, the haunting of meals uneaten, all of it bubbles to the surface. Becky Krystal, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Overall, Blount said, 30% of edible food in the United States goes uneaten each year. Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, 3 Jan. 2024 That’s more than 125 billion pounds of food a year that goes uneaten, according to some estimates. Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uneaten was in the 13th century

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“Uneaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneaten. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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