half-eaten

eaten

[eet-n]
verb
a past participle of eat.

half-eaten, adjective
uneaten, adjective
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eaten (ˈiːtən)
 
vb
the past participle of eat

half-eaten
 
adj
(of food, a meal, etc) partially consumed: he pushed his half-eaten meal away

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eaten
pp. of eat.
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eat (ēt)
v. ate (āt), eat·en (ēt'n), eat·ing, eats

  1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.

  2. To consume, ravage, or destroy by or as if by ingesting, such as by a disease.

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