un·​ap·​proved | \ ˌən-ə-ˈprüvd How to pronounce unapproved (audio) \

Definition of unapproved

: not judged to be acceptable : not given official approval : not approved drugs unapproved by the FDA an unapproved credit card transaction unapproved travel expenses

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Schroeder’s argument is that unapproved comedy is a public danger. Peter Spiliakos, National Review, "The Simpsons and the Cowardice of Tribal Comedy," 28 Aug. 2019 NFL Network’s Mike Silver posted a long, fascinating Twitter thread on Friday about Brown’s efforts to wear the now-unapproved helmet. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, "Kurtenbach: Antonio Brown’s helmet drama is stranger than fiction — but don’t feel bad for the Raiders," 9 Aug. 2019 Hacker Pwn20wnd posted a public version of the jailbreak on Monday that iOS users are already using to redesign the look of their iOS home screens and install unapproved apps. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t)," 19 Aug. 2019 In 2018, for example, the FDA warned that products from a Chinese e-cigarette company contained unapproved drugs intended for erectile dysfunction, which could be dangerous for certain users. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting Involved," 19 Aug. 2019 Some unscrupulous providers offer stem cell products that are both unapproved and unproven. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Legit stem cell experts in uproar over inclusion in film funded by suspect clinics," 17 June 2019 Much speculation centers on an unapproved drug, AICAR, which helps an athlete lose weight without losing muscle mass. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Doping Cloud Still Looms Over a Thrilling Tour de France," 26 July 2019 At one point, they were indicted on more than two dozen counts of conspiring, importing unapproved drugs, and disguising drugs as supplements. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Frozen for eternity: Can you really cheat death?," 26 July 2019 The company’s Bido CBD for Pets products are unapproved new animal drugs, the FDA said. Washington Post, "FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims," 23 July 2019

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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