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underdone

[uhn-der-duhn] /ˈʌn dərˈdʌn/
adjective
1.
(of food) not thoroughly cooked; not cooked enough.
2.
Chiefly British. (of meat) rare.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; under- + done

underdo

[uhn-der-doo] /ˌʌn dərˈdu/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), underdid, underdone, underdoing.
1.
to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.
Origin
1605-15; under- + do1
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Examples from the web for underdone
  • In boiling large potatoes, it often happens that outside is soft, while centre is underdone.
  • The family does not seek sustenance in a rare tenderloin but in an underdone undercut or fillet.
  • The color is that same lovely pink you see on a dove tenderloin, or a slightly underdone chicken thigh.
  • On another visit, it was all horrendously underdone.
British Dictionary definitions for underdone

underdone

/ˌʌndəˈdʌn/
adjective
1.
insufficiently or lightly cooked
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Word Origin and History for underdone
adj.

1680s, in reference to cooked meat, from under + done.

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