non·​preg·​nant ˌnän-ˈpreg-nənt How to pronounce nonpregnant (audio)
: not pregnant
safe for nonpregnant patients

Examples of nonpregnant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study found that 31.5% of pregnant women with COVID-19 were hospitalized, compared to nearly 6% of nonpregnant women. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 25 June 2020 Pregnant women were also admitted to the intensive care unit at a higher rate, 1.5%, compared to nonpregnant women at 0.9%. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 25 June 2020 But while nonpregnant adults have multiple options for combating fever and pain, for pregnant women, acetaminophen — also an ingredient in hundreds of other cold, flu, allergy and sleep medications — is considered the safest choice. New York Times, 21 Oct. 2021 Yet pregnant giraffes appear to flee as fast as nonpregnant individuals. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2023 The goal of the current study is to compare the olfactory sensitivity of pregnant women to that of nonpregnant women and men. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 2 June 2014 Pregnant women, compared with nonpregnant women, are more at risk of severe disease from Covid-19 -- and of hospitalization, being placed into intensive care units, being placed on mechanical ventilation, and death, Tucker told CNN in an interview last week. Jason Hanna, CNN, 17 Sep. 2021 In its first examination of U.S. data on COVID-19 in pregnancy, the CDC found that expectant mothers with the virus had a 50% higher chance of being admitted to intensive care and a 70% higher chance of being intubated than nonpregnant women in their childbearing years. Nina Martin, ProPublica, 6 July 2020 The parent company of McDonald’s rival Burger King, Restaurant Brands International Inc., has set a goal to eliminate the use of crates for both pregnant and nonpregnant sows. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpregnant was in 1854

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“Nonpregnant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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non·​preg·​nant -ˈpreg-nənt How to pronounce nonpregnant (audio)
: not pregnant

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