- a simple past tense and past participle of burn1.
- Fine Arts.
- of or showing earth pigments that have been calcined and changed to a deeper and warmer color: burnt ocher.
- of or showing colors having a deeper or grayer hue than is usually associated with them: burnt orange; burnt rose.
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Examples from the Web for unburnt
There was no writing; the unburnt corner of the letter was a blank.Vittoria, Complete
The Egyptians also made use of both burnt and unburnt brick.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)
Three days thereafter the ordeal was proven, and his feet were unburnt.Capitals of the Northlands
Ian C. Hannah
It made a pattering noise upon the unburnt part of the hills.The Forgotten Planet
The product is a mixture of teroxide of antimony, with some unburnt sulphide, and a little antimonious acid.
- a past tense and past participle of burn 1
- affected by or as if by burning; charred
- (of various pigments, such as ochre and orange) calcined, with a resultant darkening of colour
Word Origin and History for unburnt
past participle adjective from alternative past participle of burn (v.). Burnt offering (late 14c.) is biblical (e.g. Ex. xx:24, Mark xii:33).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper