unhatched

adjective

un·​hatched ˌən-ˈhacht How to pronounce unhatched (audio)
: not hatched
unhatched eggs
an unhatched chick

Examples of unhatched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In competitive sports, the unhatched chicken is never, never to be counted. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 20 Mar. 2024 Similar to permethrin lotion, pyrethrins don't kill unhatched eggs, so a second treatment is usually recommended 9 days after the first. USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2024 The team members, on their bellies, pluck out and count hatched and unhatched eggs. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 The two come into conflict when Godzilla poses a threat to her unhatched egg. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2023 More were just abandoned with unhatched eggs or dead chicks after the parents succumbed to disease. Dino Grandoni, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2023 Like most sea turtles, the eggshells and unhatched eggs of Olive Ridleys help fertilize dune vegetation, Cook says. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2023 The unhatched egg now in the nest is DG5. Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2023 But instead of being surrounded by a noisy flock of parents, atop every nest was either a single unhatched egg or a single newborn chick, quietly struggling in discomfort. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unhatched was in 1601

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“Unhatched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhatched. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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