underdone


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un·der·done

 (ŭn′dər-dŭn′)
v.
Past participle of underdo.
adj.
Not sufficiently cooked: an underdone turkey.

underdone

(ˌʌndəˈdʌn)
adj
(Cookery) insufficiently or lightly cooked

un•der•done

(ˈʌn dərˈdʌn)

adj.
1. not cooked enough.
2. Chiefly Brit. (of meat) rare.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underdone - insufficiently cookedunderdone - insufficiently cooked    
raw - not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
Translations

underdone

[ˈʌndəˈdʌn] ADJ [food] → a medio cocer; (deliberately) [steak] → poco hecho

underdone

[ˌʌndərˈdʌn] adj [food] → pas assez cuit(e)
slightly underdone → pas tout à fait assez cuit(e)

underdone

[ˌʌndəˈdʌn] adj (Culin) (food) → poco cotto/a; (steak) → al sangue
References in classic literature ?
Somewhere about the room you come across a bilious-looking object, which at first you take to be a lump of dough left about by one of the children, but which on scrutiny seems to resemble an underdone cupid.
And then Lord Greystoke wiped his greasy fingers upon his naked thighs and took up the trail of Kulonga, the son of Mbonga, the king; while in far-off London another Lord Greystoke, the younger brother of the real Lord Greystoke's father, sent back his chops to the club's CHEF because they were underdone, and when he had finished his repast he dipped his finger-ends into a silver bowl of scented water and dried them upon a piece of snowy damask.
Mrs Varden was seldom very Protestant at meals, unless it happened that they were underdone, or overdone, or indeed that anything occurred to put her out of humour.
His chin, from the same cause, had acquired the grave and imposing form which is generally described by prefixing the word 'double' to that expressive feature; and his complexion exhibited that peculiarly mottled combination of colours which is only to be seen in gentlemen of his profession, and in underdone roast beef.
And I recollect once, at a stage-coach dinner, overhearing a very stern gentleman demand of a waiter who presented him with a plate of underdone roast-beef, 'whether he called THAT, fixing God A'mighty's vittles?
You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato.
You must remember, I am sure, that I was obliged to go out yesterday when dinner was half over; and that, the day before, I was made quite unwell by being obliged to eat underdone veal in a hurry; today, I don't dine at all - and I am afraid to say how long we waited for breakfast - and then the water didn't boil.
The sun had just gone down; and it was a lovely sunset, and the sky looked like a great, beautiful slice of underdone beef; and I said so to him, and he said, sniffily, that he was afraid he didn't see the resemblance.
And as Mrs Nickleby instantly became very curious respecting it, and made a great number of inquiries touching what they had had for dinner, and how it was put on table, and whether it was overdone or underdone, and who was there, and what 'the Mr Cherrybles' said, and what Nicholas said, and what the Mr Cherrybles said when he said that; Nicholas described the festivities at full length, and also the occurrences of the morning.
He'll have a nice break, go to the Game Spirit [Chase, at Newbury on February 10] a bit underdone and then improve from there to Cheltenham.
They illustrate and analyze how political institutions and social relations are continually being done, re-done, and--particularly in periods of crisis--partly underdone.
It'll look a little underdone but will continue cooking as it cools.