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Definition of unused in English:

adjective

1 /ʌnˈjuːzd/ Not being, or never having been, used: any unused equipment will be welcomed back
More example sentences
  • The £250,000 project will recondition unused side loading equipment at the port.
  • They are urging people with unused tools and woodwork equipment sitting idle in garages and around the house to donate them.
  • It is maiden also when it is still in its original, unused, untouched or unexplored condition.
Synonyms
unutilized, not made use of, unemployed, unexploited, not in service, non-functioning;
left over, remaining, uneaten, unconsumed, untouched, unneeded, not required, still available, surplus to requirements, to spare, superfluous, surplus, extra;
pristine, immaculate, as new, unspoilt, spotless, flawless, clean, fresh, blank, new, virgin, pure, untouched, unopened, unmarked, unblemished, untarnished, unsullied, undefiled, unworn
informal going begging
2 /ʌnˈjuːst/ (unused to) Not familiar with or accustomed to: unused to spicy food, she took a long mouthful of water
More example sentences
  • It came as no surprise that she was unused to being around so many strangers at once.
  • It was a challenge not only to get it into the form (meter and rhyme), but I was unused to writing about such concrete subject matter.
Synonyms
unaccustomed, not used, new, fresh, a stranger;
unfamiliar with, unconversant with, unacquainted with;
archaic strange

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