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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Preserved and sealed in a can or jar.
  • adj. Informal Recorded or taped for repeated use on television or radio: canned laughter.
  • adj. Informal Used repeatedly with little or no change: a canned speech.
  • adj. Informal Totally unoriginal; devoid of individuality: "Most [soundtrack albums] contain homogenized dance tracks that provide little more than canned excitement” ( Boston Globe).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Preserved in cans.
  • adj. Drunk.
  • adj. Previously prepared; not fresh or new; standardized, mass produced, or lacking originality or customization.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of can.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Recorded; in contrast with live; -- used of sound or video broadcasts.
  • adj. Sealed in a can or jar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Packed in cans or tin boxes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sealed in a can or jar
  • adj. recorded for broadcast

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Examples

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  • Add the canned tomatoes and fry -- briefly if using roasted but longer, maybe 10 minutes, if using plain canned tomatoes.

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  • I will poach two gently in canned broth with some sliced onions and garlic cloves for about half an hour.

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  • That is the flavor profile component you're missing and it's often found in canned cherry pie filling NOB.

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  • I use it a lot to mix in canned tuna for tuna salad sandwiches too.

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  • Del Monte Foods makes namesake and private label canned fruit products.

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  • When confronted head on, enemies blocked nearly every attack I threw at them, forcing me to quietly webswing from above, until I could drop in for stealth takeouts, which played out in short, canned cut-away shots.

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  • It also supplies private label canned meats to retail and foodservice customers.

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  • Ralphs Food Drive Fridays: Guests must bring five Ralphs private label canned products Fridays for a free Fair admission good that day only, noon - 6 p.m. only.

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  • a joint manufacture certain products in the United States for export venture with Co-op de Pau for the production of Green Giant internationally, primarily in Caribbean and Latin American canned corn in France. markets.

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