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unburned

Syllabification: un·burned
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈbərnd
 
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(also unburnt)

Definition of unburned in English:

adjective

1Not damaged or destroyed by fire.
Example sentences
  • According to various accounts, 5 to 7 houses remained unburned.
  • The hotel was totally destroyed, hardly a fragment of woodwork in the entire building remaining unburned.
  • He has been having skin grafts from unburnt skin on his abdomen.
1.1(Of energy sources) not used or consumed: unburned calories
More example sentences
  • The engine can achieve maximum rate acceleration under load without spewing clouds of black smoke (unburned fuel) from the exhaust.
  • Research suggests that unburnt rocket fuel from space launches could contribute to a rise in various diseases in nearby populations.
  • The problem is not so much the 5,000-pound satellite, but the 1,000 pound of unburned fuel which could cover 200 yards.
1.2(Especially of bricks) not exposed to heat in a kiln.
Example sentences
  • Buildings were made with hewn stone (until then only unburnt bricks were used)
  • The extensive use of the unburned brick is necessitated by the difficulty of obtaining fuel, and various methods are adopted to reduce the number of burned brick required in construction.

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