unopened

adjective
un·​opened | \ ˌən-ˈō-pənd How to pronounce unopened (audio) , -pᵊmd \

Definition of unopened

: not opened unopened mail an unopened window a letter that was returned unopened

Examples of unopened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the letters also pose some scholarly conundrums, starting with a basic question: Just how does an archive deal with a mountain of unopened mail? New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 While centers reopened in June, the agency was left with more than 23 million pieces of unopened mail to get through that July. Sarah Ewall-wice, CBS News, 17 Mar. 2022 Government officials' tests of unopened formula containers at the homes of the four sick babies were all negative for cronobacter, Abbott said, and one of three open containers from the homes tested positive. Arkansas Online, 14 May 2022 Government officials’ tests of unopened formula containers at the homes of the four sick babies were all negative for cronobacter, Abbott said, and one of three open containers from the homes tested positive. Anna Edney, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 The can should tell you the expiration date, which is usually a year for unopened products. Eloise Barry, Time, 10 May 2022 Snap says its servers delete most photos, videos and messages once both sides have viewed them, and all unopened snaps after 30 days. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Clothes were still folded neatly in cupboards, coats hung on pegs by front doors, and in one room, the books, pencil case, fluffy toy, unopened lollipop, and dancing competition trophy of a schoolgirl remained on her desk. Tim Judah, The New York Review of Books, 28 Apr. 2022 Inside were piles and piles of letters, all addressed to the same person, all postmarked January 1970 — and all unopened. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unopened

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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unopenable

unopened

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Last Updated

29 May 2022

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“Unopened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unopened. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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