Definition of uncut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkʌt/


1Not cut: her hair was left uncut
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  • I instantly dove into the thick, uncut grass that was taller than me at the time.
  • Residents have complained about rubbish along the embankments and footpaths, overgrown shrubs and uncut grass verges, graffiti on brickwork and overhead bridges, and lack of working CCTV cameras.
  • My vegetarian pizza came in the authentic Italian style - uncut - and was, well, just what you would expect from a vegetarian pizza.
1.1(Of a stone, especially a diamond) not shaped by cutting.
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  • No wafer thin bangles, and modestly diminutive chains here - the jewellery is unabashedly elaborate, studded with brilliant uncut rubies, diamonds and emeralds.
  • According to the U.S. State Department, revenue from rough and uncut diamonds mined in conflict areas forms a large percentage of the commodity's over $50 billion in annual sales.
  • This is due to the Precious Metals Act, which stipulates that it is illegal for individuals to own unwrought gold (and uncut diamonds) in the country.
1.2chiefly historical (Of a book) with the edges of its pages not slit open or trimmed off: an uncut folio text
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  • Probably the printers had gone home for the day, so there would have been no clanking flatbed press, but large sheets of uncut book pages would have been hanging from overhead wooden racks in the ceiling, the ink drying.
  • Why is it posh to have the edges of the pages uncut?
1.3(Of fabric) having its pile loops intact.
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  • A loop carpet means the surface is composed of uncut loops.
  • Detailed paper patterns for the robes and uncut lengths of fabric are included to illustrate the intricate preparation behind these garments.
2(Of a text, film, or performance) complete; unabridged: an uncut version of the sexually explicit film
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  • Though some may decry the lack of uncut versions of each film, the fact is this will most likely be the definitive version of this series.
  • For starters, they feature the uncut version of the film.
  • In the film experiment, some participants would view the original uncut film and others the edited version.
3(Of alcohol or a drug) not diluted or adulterated: large amounts of uncut heroin
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  • Someone's gotten their hands on several kilos of pure, uncut cocaine.
  • A few days before returning home to his wife Marge and young daughter in Berkeley, John stumbles into a deal on two kilos of uncut heroin.

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