I find myself struggling to find a single non-hyphenated word that expresses the state between empty and full, assuming the container started off empty.
I want to emphasize on the state of being 'not-full'. So I am not allowed to use 'nonempty'.
The word can't be 'depleted' because it assumes a container that was once full, and now has 'lessened' and became nonempty or empty. The word I am looking for should assume a container that started off empty, and now is half-full.
- We add the grains to a _____ silo.
- I put the box in a _____ warehouse.
- He parked the car in a _____ car park.
The closest word I can think of is 'unfull' but it isn't really a word. Is there a single non-hyphenated word that can express such state?