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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Recent Examples on the Web In the Philippines, soldiers and cabinet ministers received an unapproved COVID-19 vaccine in the name of national security. Naomi Jackson, Harpers Magazine, 7 Dec. 2021 Mercola, 67, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments. Sheera Frenkel New York Times, Star Tribune, 24 July 2021 The Lambs have also touted the use of unapproved treatments for COVID-19, including ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Li Cohen, CBS News, 2 Dec. 2021 Marcus Lamb had encouraged unapproved treatments for COVID-19, including ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 The funding dropped temporarily after congressional investigations showed drug companies had manipulated such programs to market unapproved uses for their products. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Buried underneath prosthetics, a baldpate and a ton of USDA-unapproved hamming, Leto gorges himself on the role of Paolo Gucci, the most hapless of all the Guccis. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 22 Nov. 2021 There are few examples of state medical boards revoking licenses when medical professionals prescribe unapproved COVID-19 treatments or share misinformation. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Nov. 2021 Currently, there are nearly 1,500 businesses with 3,000 clinics across the country that offer unapproved stem cell treatments. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of unapproved

1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Unapproved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unapproved. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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