(Pronounced [[t]ʌ̱nju͟ːzd[/t]] for meaning 1, and [[t]ʌ̱nju͟ːst[/t]] for meaning 2.)
1) ADJ: ADJ n, ADJ after v, v-link ADJ Something that is unused has not been used or is not being used at the moment.

...unused containers of food and drink...

The insurance on his BMW has run out, and the car stands unused.

2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n If you are unused to something, you have not often done it or experienced it before, so it feels unusual and unfamiliar to you.

Mother was entirely unused to such hard work.


English dictionary. 2008.

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