Definition of pitted in English:

pitted

adjective

  • 1Having a hollow or indentation on the surface.

    ‘his jowled and pitted face’
    • ‘It anchors itself by gaining purchase on the pitted, rough limestone, and then stretches the upper half of its body into the air of the abyss.’
    • ‘Her skin was marked by the scars of smallpox so she held her face to the light, and imagined it to be the pitted moon.’
    • ‘A few drops spilled over the edge, sprinkling the pitted surface of the bar and puddling in the deep grooves of the worn wood.’
    • ‘Did I mention that we were two and a half hours from the nearest town with a hospital, almost all of that over pitted gravel roads?’
    • ‘We continued down the steep pitted track, over humps like sleeping policemen buried beneath the grass.’
    • ‘Sown after the weather has warmed, the black seeds of the ridged loofah are slightly longer, lacking the rim, but with a pitted surface.’
    • ‘The pitted, rocky surface stretched to the horizon, all coloured the same shade of royal blue.’
    • ‘That could happen if - as is the case of the James ossuary - shallow carving was done over a deeply pitted surface.’
    • ‘Many were not properly cleaned after being fired with corrosive primers, resulting in rough, pitted bores.’
    • ‘This pitted two-lane takes you through or near a string of towns: Illiopolis, Lanesville, Mechanicsburg, Dawson, Buffalo, Riverton.’
    • ‘Most people will drive over the smooth road without even noticing it, but the pitted road - that gets noticed.’
    • ‘The quartz grains are well-rounded and often show frosted, pitted surface textures.’
    • ‘Her lips are pressed into a simple smile, giving her a pitted dimple and making the chubby cheeks chubbier.’
    • ‘The civic body spent money creating a pitted surface along the subway, to discourage the legion of poster-stickers.’
    • ‘Geologists have studied the sand grains from modern desert dunes and under the microscope they often show pitted or frosted surfaces.’
    • ‘And, as many cyclists would testify, smooth roads without pitted surfaces and random holes would be a good start.’
    • ‘I walked down the pitted steps of the palace and out onto the sand of the beach.’
    • ‘The pitted surface is exposed to a media sample and then read by laser technology similar to that found in conventional CD players.’
    • ‘He has straight, mousey blonde hair and a pitted face which suggests he has suffered from acne at some point.’
    • ‘There is no cream in the world that can erase the pitted welts that disfigure me from the belly button down.’
    potholed, rutted, rutty, holey, bumpy, rough, uneven, eaten away
    pockmarked, pocked, scarred, blemished, marked
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  • 2(of a fruit) having had the stone removed.

    ‘pitted black olives’
    • ‘Substitute finely chopped pitted dates and raisins for half of the apples.’
    • ‘For the pepper and olive tart - roasted deskinned red peppers roughly sliced, olive tapenade (we prefer to use a version without anchovy), pitted olives and a tasty goat cheese.’
    • ‘Add the pitted prunes and gently simmer until the fruit is tender.’
    • ‘Imagine being asked to eat a bowlful of 45 fresh, pitted Bing cherries for breakfast.’
    • ‘Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 10 minutes, while you cut the pitted black and green olives into small bits and rinse and chop the capers.’
    • ‘In the fall and winter, thin slices or chunks of apple or pear work nicely, and I've heard tell of a prune clafoutis as well, for which the pitted dried fruits are first marinated overnight in Armagnac.’
    • ‘There being nothing so undignified as a pitted cherry, I suggest that you leave them unpitted, which is the traditional way, and simply warn everyone to beware of the stones.’

Pronunciation:

pitted

/ˈpɪtɪd/