Definition of unburnt in English:


Line breaks: un|burnt
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbəːnt
(also unburned /-ˈbəːnt, -ˈbəːnd/)


  • 1Not damaged or destroyed by fire: the remains of a campfire with unburnt wood and dry ashes
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    • ‘We'll draw straws,’ Nick said, reaching forward and pulling an unburned twig from the fire.
    • Hydrophobicity has been recorded in dry, unburned soils but may be intensified by fire.
    • In both burned and unburned areas, Wood Thrushes selected nest sites with higher cover of ferns and forbs in comparison to random sites.
  • 1.1(Especially of bricks) not exposed to heat in a kiln.
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    • For unburnt brick lasts well enough so long as it is protected from the weather, but rapidly goes to pieces when exposed to it.

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