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unused

[ uhn-yoozd for 1, 2; uhn-yoost for 3 ]
/ ʌnˈyuzd for 1, 2; ʌnˈyust for 3 /
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adjective

not used; not put to use: an unused room.
never having been used: an unused postage stamp.
not accustomed: unused to cold winters.

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Origin of unused

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, used
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British Dictionary definitions for unused

unused

adjective

(ʌnˈjuːzd) not being or never having been made use of
(ʌnˈjuːst) (postpositive foll by to) not accustomed or used (to something)
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