non·​in·​fect·​ed ˌnän-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce noninfected (audio)
: not infected by or with something (such as a pathogen) : not marked by infection
noninfected patients/wounds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a related study conducted in Kenya and Uganda, University of Washington scientists reported a profound reduction of transmission when a noninfected partner was treated instead of the infected partner. Jill Neimark, Discover Magazine, 7 Nov. 2011 The model also predicted severity of illness (moderate, mild, or asymptomatic/noninfected) with at least 80% accuracy 12 hours after viral exposure. Maddie Bender, STAT, 1 Oct. 2021 In July, researchers in Germany found that with a week of training, dogs were able to distinguish saliva samples of people infected with the coronavirus from noninfected samples with a 94% success rate. Ira Winderman,, 11 Dec. 2020 But the rates of premature birth and the number of babies who died in the intensive care unit were similar for infants of infected and noninfected mothers. Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2020 Even minor, noninfected wounds - like blisters or scrapes - should be treated immediately. The Washington Post,, 25 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninfected was in 1821

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“Noninfected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


non·​in·​fect·​ed ˈnän-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce noninfected (audio)
: not having been subjected to infection
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