Is there any existing adjective to describe something I already have?

Like, I want to eat the food I already have. I don't want to buy anymore.

Is there any adjective alternative for "I already have"?

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    Just eat your existing food and when that is gone, you can buy more. Jun 22, 2020 at 8:04
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    Sometimes, plain may (possibly with exaggerated stress) is all you need. Other times it might be better to add an extra word to make the meaning crystal clear: I want to eat my existing food (rather than buying some more food, or eating yours). Jun 22, 2020 at 14:44
  • Is existing a common usage to describe sundry and daily life object?
    – Superuser
    Jun 23, 2020 at 0:20

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If you say "I want to eat my food.", that would mean food that you have, not food that you don't have yet. The same would apply to most other contexts. If it's "mine", it's in my possession.


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