un·​eat·​en | \ˌən-ˈē-tᵊn \

Definition of uneaten 

: not eaten uneaten food

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Bats eat a lot of insects, which means farmers might have to battle uneaten bugs with more pesticides or risk losing more crops. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, "A mysterious disease is killing millions of bats. These scientists are trying to save them.," 12 July 2018 Later, Leo and Becca go to have their heart-to-heart chat over yet another uneaten meal. Melissa Locker, Time, "The Bachelorette Recap: Everybody Hates Chris," 4 July 2018 And the patty should be bigger, to avoid creating a slippery mess and a pile of uneaten bread nubs. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018 All the uneaten food waste costs Americans over $200 billion each year, and two-thirds of that comes from households. Dean Peterson, Vox, "It’s not you. Date labels on food make no sense.," 22 June 2018 Food Connect helped donate uneaten food from the 2016 Democratic National Convention and last year’s NFL Draft. Alfred Lubrano, Philly.com, "Food rescuers race to battle waste, hunger," 4 June 2018 Born of a Bible-study group brainstorm, Food Runners is one of a growing number of outfits that pick up uneaten items from restaurants, caterers, and other spots where food is served. Alfred Lubrano, Philly.com, "Food rescuers race to battle waste, hunger," 4 June 2018 Historically, it was flavored by boiling, then straining out, ingredients that would otherwise be uneaten — unused parts of vegetables, bones with little meat. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "How Bay Area gardeners can grow their own soup," 1 June 2018 To further reduce food waste, restaurants can sell their uneaten entrees to the public for up to 80 percent off the menu price by using the FoodForAll app. Joan Salge Blake, BostonGlobe.com, "Food waste is killing the planet. Restaurants are stepping up. Will you?," 30 Apr. 2018

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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obstinately defiant of authority

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