un·​ap·​proved ˌən-ə-ˈprüvd How to pronounce unapproved (audio)
: not judged to be acceptable : not given official approval : not approved
drugs unapproved by the FDA
an unapproved credit card transaction
unapproved travel expenses

Examples of unapproved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the gold rush over weight-loss drugs accelerates, Eli Lilly filed lawsuits against several compounding pharmacies, spas and wellness centers around the U.S. for selling unapproved versions of its Mounjaro diabetes drug, which is frequently used for combating obesity. Ed Silverman, STAT, 20 Sep. 2023 According to the recall, both products also contain methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), an unapproved drug illegally marketed in the U.S., the federal health regulator reported. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 Both products, which the agency said are unapproved and are being illegally marketed in the U.S., also contain methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) as an active ingredient, which is not approved in eye drop products. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 23 Aug. 2023 Despite occasional crackdowns, with token demolitions after major disasters, the unapproved homes have subsequently been approved under amnesties by successive governments — which critics say encourages the practice. Niki Kitsantonis, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2023 The Chinese government imposed a $1.5 million fine last month on Mintz for doing unapproved statistical work. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 On Tuesday, China fined Mintz Group, an American corporate due diligence firm, about $1.5 million for allegedly conducting unapproved statistical work in the country. Kylie Atwood, CNN, 22 Aug. 2023 On Saturday in his final start with RLL, Harvey produced his second-best finish of the year in 14th, after qualifying 8th and serving a six-spot grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Aug. 2023 Changes to the policy also would generally prohibit crowdsourced fundraising, the modification of school facilities as a facet of fundraising efforts and the purchase of unapproved technology or curriculum. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unapproved was in 1667

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“Unapproved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unapproved. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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