un·​spent | \ ˌən-ˈspent How to pronounce unspent (audio) \

Definition of unspent

: not used up : not spent unspent funds

Examples of unspent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The catalytic converter is a critical part of a vehicle’s emissions control system, containing rare metals that help unspent fuel in the exhaust gases burn off completely, reducing pollutants. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2021 But for months earlier, vulnerable households had waited for billions of dollars in unspent emergency rental assistance. Washington Post, 31 July 2021 According to a 57-page GOP summary obtained by The Associated Press, the five-year spending package would be paid for by tapping $205 billion in unspent covid-19 relief aid and $53 billion in unemployment insurance aid some states have halted. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 29 July 2021 The next great unspent cash pile is at the Department of Health and Human Services. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 July 2021 For renters facing eviction, the county also has about $4 million left in unspent rental assistance after a little over $8 million was distributed among 1,255 households. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, 12 July 2021 That fund still contains millions in unspent CARES Act federal relief money that the city approved last summer to use for the purchase of three buildings for homeless and treatment services, including the former Alaska Club. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2021 Those that don’t risk needing to return unspent funds to the federal government for reallocation, although that decision is ultimately left to the discretion of the U.S. treasury secretary. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, 20 Aug. 2021 Instead, the spending would be offset primarily by unspent COVID-19 relief funds from last year, targeted corporate user fees and strengthening tax enforcement on crypto currencies. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unspent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unspent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspent. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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