Definition of uneaten in English:



  • Not eaten.

    ‘salad lying uneaten on the plate’
    • ‘The bill for half an uneaten meal, with a £37 bottle of wine and only one main course, for five people, was £157.’
    • ‘Remove uneaten fruit and vegetables from the housing daily.’
    • ‘Can our councillors and council officials not imagine what our wheelie bins will smell like when uneaten food, fish and meat remains have been in them for up to two weeks?’
    • ‘He began cleaning the uneaten food into the garbage disposal.’
    • ‘Whether you're cooking at home or in a restaurant, there's nothing more depressing and demotivating for a cook than to see plates of uneaten food coming back into the kitchen.’
    • ‘Even though the people in the surrounding villages are starving, the maize will remain uneaten.’
    • ‘We are both avid crust lovers, but sadly there was a ring of uneaten dough left on each of our otherwise empty plates.’
    • ‘Buy lots of fast food and leave it on people's garden walls uneaten.’
    • ‘He stands and walks over to the sink, wordlessly handing the mother the dish and she accepts it without reacting or commenting upon the remaining uneaten food.’
    • ‘One suggestion is that uneaten feed pellets are accumulating in the water below the cages, providing a welcome meal for the wild fish.’
    • ‘I sometimes saw kitchen staff dumping uneaten rice and vegetables into the lake from the ornamental bridge - food for the tilapia and other species of fish being farmed in the water.’
    • ‘Eric stood from the table, half a plate still left uneaten.’
    • ‘An uneaten cup of rice and beans sat in front of him.’
    • ‘A snacking businessman realised he was running late, and left half his meal uneaten on the table.’
    • ‘Ada stared down her plate of uneaten pastry, searching for inspirational patterns in the greasy fried batter.’
    • ‘The study of 2,000 primary school children found that almost one in five left their free fruit uneaten or threw it away after a few token bites.’
    • ‘Maria returned, topped up the coffee, and cleared the uneaten cakes away.’
    • ‘I would have retired to my bedroom to hide from his strange unpenetrating eyes, and my breakfast would have remained uneaten.’
    • ‘I just found a whole packet of uneaten sultanas!’
    • ‘At Frankfurt airport and others in Germany, Customs officers said they were confiscating and destroying uneaten items such as sandwiches containing meat or cheese.’
    unutilized, not made use of, unemployed, unexploited, not in service, non-functioning
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