Definition of unconsumed in US English:



  • (especially of food or fuel) not consumed.

    ‘this invariably leads to unconsumed food accumulating on the bottom’
    • ‘Rather than trying to save by storing the bread the baker can now exchange his unconsumed bread for money and avoid the need of storing the bread.’
    • ‘The first component of m is the number of eggs that alpha could have provisioned with pollen reallocated from destroyed beta larvae with unconsumed pollen.’
    • ‘Moses, in the King James Version, sees a burning bush that remains unconsumed.’
    • ‘We can see here that the saved or unconsumed 40 apples enable the making of the stick, which raises the production of apples and lifts John's living standard.’
    • ‘Unconsumed feed was collected from the cup and the carton box and weighed each day between 6 and 7pm to determine the daily consumption of each of the birds (the original weight of feed minus the weight of unconsumed feed).’
    • ‘His unconsumed beer bottles lay splattered by the curb.’
    • ‘We transferred the birds to the second roosting aviary and we counted the number of unconsumed maggots left on the foraging platform.’
    • ‘They climb on leaf blades and clip them off, causing the blades to fall unconsumed to the ground.’
    • ‘Although the operant feeders detected bird-induced food deliveries, rather than consumption per se, we never found unconsumed items in the hoppers at the end of the day, so these data accurately reflect consumption.’
    • ‘Fish wastes and unconsumed feed smother the sea floor beneath these farms, generating bacteria that consume oxygen vital to other sea life.’
    • ‘It fell as flat as so many unconsumed tequila poppers.’
    • ‘When a baker sells his bread for money to a shoemaker, he has supplied the shoemaker with his saved unconsumed bread.’
    • ‘No attempt was made to measure the rate at which unconsumed fruits fell to the ground.’
    • ‘It mostly remained unconsumed beneath my seat.’
    • ‘As a result, increased amounts of surface algae left unconsumed by the zooplankton could potentially lead to algal blooms and poor water quality.’
    • ‘However, as rates of consumption would be slower in the cold, more remained unconsumed in the cold.’
    • ‘The bunk management approach was designed to allow for 0 to 0.5 kg of unconsumed feed per pen.’
    • ‘Under the influence of my soon-to-be student allowance regime I expect to become someone with an orderly fridge, never letting meat sit unconsumed past its best by date, never throwing out perfectly good leftovers.’
    unutilized, not made use of, unemployed, unexploited, not in service, non-functioning
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