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Past participle of do1.
1. Having been carried out or accomplished; finished: a done deed.
2. Cooked adequately.
3. Socially acceptable: Spitting on the street is just not done in polite society.
4. Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.
be done
To have finished something: Are you done with your homework yet? Are they done eating dinner?
done for Informal
Doomed to death or destruction.
done in
Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.

done′ness n.
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the extent to which something is cooked sufficiently
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(ˈdʌn nɪs)

the condition of being cooked to a desired degree.
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