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unused

[uhn-yoozd for 1, 2; uhn-yoost for 3] /ʌnˈyuzd for 1, 2; ʌnˈyust for 3/
adjective
1.
not used; not put to use:
an unused room.
2.
never having been used:
an unused postage stamp.
3.
not accustomed:
unused to cold winters.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see un-1, used
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British Dictionary definitions for un-used

unused

adjective
1.
(ʌnˈjuːzd). not being or never having been made use of
2.
(ʌnˈjuːst), (postpositive) foll by to. not accustomed or used (to something)
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Word Origin and History for un-used

unused

adj.

c.1300, "unaccustomed," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of use (v.). Meaning "not employed" is recorded from late 14c.

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