un·​ground ˌən-ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce unground (audio)
: not reduced to powder or small fragments : not ground
unground coffee/wheat

Examples of unground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grind the sesame seeds, leaving some seeds unground for texture. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 30 Jan. 2023 As a result, the portions of the carvings that remained unground were preserved—even through the destruction in 2016. Molly Enking, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Oct. 2022 Environmental advocates are concerned that a plan to run an unground trolley line between Santa Fe Depot and the airport could be complicated by not only rising seas but increasing groundwater levels. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2022 Spoon the mixture into a small fine-mesh sieve with larger holes, sift the ingredients through, discarding any remaining unground bits. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2020 On one side, there are editors — like me — who stay up all hours of the night lurking Dr. Pimple Popper's Instafeed for cyst-squirting clips or videos of unground blackheads being unearthed for the first time. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, 5 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unground was in the 15th century

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“Unground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unground. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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