Adjective "pitted" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having a hollow or indentation on the surface.
  1. 'And, as many cyclists would testify, smooth roads without pitted surfaces and random holes would be a good start.'
  2. 'We continued down the steep pitted track, over humps like sleeping policemen buried beneath the grass.'
  3. 'Her lips are pressed into a simple smile, giving her a pitted dimple and making the chubby cheeks chubbier.'
  4. 'The pitted, rocky surface stretched to the horizon, all coloured the same shade of royal blue.'
  5. 'It anchors itself by gaining purchase on the pitted, rough limestone, and then stretches the upper half of its body into the air of the abyss.'
  6. 'There is no cream in the world that can erase the pitted welts that disfigure me from the belly button down.'
  7. 'He has straight, mousey blonde hair and a pitted face which suggests he has suffered from acne at some point.'
  8. 'Most people will drive over the smooth road without even noticing it, but the pitted road - that gets noticed.'
  9. 'Her skin was marked by the scars of smallpox so she held her face to the light, and imagined it to be the pitted moon.'
  10. 'Geologists have studied the sand grains from modern desert dunes and under the microscope they often show pitted or frosted surfaces.'
(of a fruit) having had the stone removed.
  1. 'Add the pitted prunes and gently simmer until the fruit is tender.'
  2. 'Substitute finely chopped pitted dates and raisins for half of the apples.'
  3. 'Imagine being asked to eat a bowlful of 45 fresh, pitted Bing cherries for breakfast.'
  4. 'Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 10 minutes, while you cut the pitted black and green olives into small bits and rinse and chop the capers.'


1. marked or scarred with pits: a pitted complexion.

More examples(as adjective)

"yields can be pitted in/at/on percents."

"places can be pitted against resistances."

"itselfs can be pitted against states."

"counts can be pitted."

"rebels can be pitted."

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