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eaten adj : having been taken into the mouth for consumption [ant: uneaten]eat


1 take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
2 eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
3 take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?" [syn: feed]
4 use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week" [syn: consume, eat up, use up, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out]
5 worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?" [syn: eat on]
6 cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink" [syn: corrode, rust] [also: eaten, ate]eaten See eat

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'iːtən/


  1. past participle of eat
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