un·​abat·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈbā-təd How to pronounce unabated (audio)
: not abated : being at full strength or force
unabatedly adverb

Examples of unabated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As drought has gripped Texas and the surrounding region, many communities have instituted water restrictions for residents even as fracking has been allowed to continue unabated. Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Air quality concerns in US will continue through summer due to Canada's wildfires More of these extreme air pollution events could continue in the future if severe wildfires continue to burn unabated, Burke said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 But Pratt was determined, unusually so, and his passion for acting continued unabated through his schoolboy years and into his enrolment in King’s College at the University of London in 1906. Hazlitt, 6 Sep. 2023 Addiction has continued to thrive almost unabated, heightening the search for potential remedies and possible solutions. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 The upward trend has continued unabated, with shares briefly touching a record high this week ahead of the company’s quarterly report. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2023 As the killing continues unabated in Sudan, with reports that the violence is accelerating, CNN’s investigation into atrocities carried out over that single day offers a window into the scale of abuses, largely hidden from view. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 16 Aug. 2023 Federal law enforcement officials in Arkansas dealing with a wave of fentanyl use that continues unabated have expressed concern about another, potentially even deadlier wave that has emerged -- fentanyl mixed with xylazine, a powerful large animal tranquilizer. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2023 Thus, on all these fronts and more, our commitment will not waver, our work will continue unabated, and our focus will be on continuing our progress. Mike Freeman, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unabated was circa 1611

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“Unabated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unabated. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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un·​abat·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈbāt-əd How to pronounce unabated (audio)
: not abated : at full strength or force
unabatedly adverb

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