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[eet-n] /ˈit n/
a past participle of eat.
Related forms
half-eaten, adjective
uneaten, adjective Unabridged
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  • The ladies trifled with their meat, left half of it uneaten.

  • If I eat the fig, will the Augustus swear to leave the rest of them uneaten?

    The Wanderer's Necklace H. Rider Haggard
  • The melon, inedible and uneaten, was removed, soup in cups was substituted.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • If they left any of the rice that was given to them uneaten, either from sickness or any other cause, they were whipped.

  • The appearance of the uneaten dinner in the kitchen produced a discussion, followed by a quarrel.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Al put the uneaten pork chops, a great pile of them, in two covered dishes and placed them in the refrigerator.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • She pushed the uneaten breakfast under the bed, got up, washed her hands, and opened the door.

    Deccan Nursery Tales Charles Augustus Kincaid
  • She then hid her uneaten breakfast under her bed and pretended that she had waited for his return.

    Deccan Nursery Tales Charles Augustus Kincaid
British Dictionary definitions for uneaten


(of food) not having been consumed; leftover


the past participle of eat
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Word Origin and History for uneaten


Old English eten, past participle of eat.

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