(of food) not thoroughly cooked; not cooked enough.
Chiefly British. (of meat) rare.

Origin of underdone

First recorded in 1675–85; under- + done



verb (used with or without object), un·der·did, un·der·done, un·der·do·ing.

to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.

Origin of underdo

First recorded in 1605–15; under- + do1
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Related Words for underdone

bloody, rare, raw, undone, uncooked

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British Dictionary definitions for underdone



insufficiently or lightly cooked
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Word Origin and History for underdone

1680s, in reference to cooked meat, from under + done.

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