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  • adj. Not having been emptied.


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un- +‎ emptied


  • The ship was listing when the voyage began, possibly because of unemptied sewage tanks, and the port engine was malfunctioning, local investigators told state news agency RIA Novosti.

    Russian ship was overcrowded before sinking

  • Scattered heels, an unemptied ashtray, unopened bills, old invitations.


  • This guy in the last unemptied house on the street told me his son was shot dead in his back yard.

    “Turn around while you can! Trust me, Queens sucks too!”

  • She was amazed to see a burly binman tip it back to judge its weight, slap a “heavy” sticker on it and leave it unemptied.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • There are always at least 2 suitcases laying about unemptied; filled with bruised books, forgotten socks, and pants that are so Spring 2004.

    Shakin' it.. Or making smoothies..

  • Perhaps the word is being used as a synonym for "unopened" or "unemptied." STILL UNPACKED.

  • Turn the pages and you fancy you can catch the whiff of the unemptied chamberpot he found below the breakfast table of his boarding house in

    At the gates of Animal Farm

  • And besides (which is an evident sign) a barrel when full is not spoiled so soon as when it is half empty; because a great deal of air getting into the empty space troubles and disturbs the liquor, whereas the wine that is in the unemptied cask is preserved and defended by itself, not admitting much of the external air, which is apt to injure and corrupt it.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Even if you live in a back to back house and have four children and a total income of thirty-two and sixpence a week from the P.A.C., there is no need to have unemptied chamber-pots standing about in your living-room.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Whereas her big sister's room was a stew of unclosed books, unfolded clothes, unmade bed, unemptied ashtrays, Briony's was a shrine to her controlling demon: the model farm spread across a deep window ledge consisted of the usual animals, but all facing one way -- towards their owner -- as if about to break into song, and even the farmyard hens were neatly corralled.

    Excerpt: Atonement by Ian McEwan


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