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 another outdoors story line, Republicans and Democrats will deal once again with an as-yet-unapproved set of enhancement projects advanced in 2019 by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Held-up outdoors projects, issues piled high for Minnesota lawmakers," 8 Jan. 2021 That’s because the FDA has never used an emergency authorization to make an unapproved vaccine available to the general public. Megan Molteni, Wired, "The FDA's Green Light for a Vaccine Might Tank Ongoing Trials," 11 Dec. 2020 Any vaccine will be subject to review by Israeli regulators who have previously blocked the importation of unapproved drugs. Washington Post, "Israel is starting to vaccinate, but Palestinians may have to wait months," 18 Dec. 2020 United Airlines is running extra charter flights to position doses of drug company Pfizer’s as yet unapproved coronavirus vaccine, according to the Wall Street Journal. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Nov. 27-Dec. 3," 4 Dec. 2020 Across the country, landlords evicted their tenants over unapproved guests, pets and other alleged violations to various apartment rules. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, "Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants," 20 Nov. 2020 The Yiwu and Jiaxing vaccine programs are not the first time an unapproved coronavirus vaccine has been offered to select members of the public in China. David Culver, CNN, "People are traveling across China in the hopes of getting an experimental Covid-19 vaccine shot," 23 Oct. 2020 That scarcity is a sign of the newness of these tools — as well as the murkiness of the regulatory landscape at a time when unapproved algorithms are being widely tested and rolled out in the clinic. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "FDA issues rare emergency authorization for an algorithm used to inform Covid-19 care," 5 Oct. 2020 But an emergency medicine doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Dr. Jeremy Faust, has been outspoken about giving the President an unapproved treatment. Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, "Trump 'in a race' against Covid-19 and experimental treatment makes it 'a fair fight,' Regeneron CEO says," 2 Oct. 2020

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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 22 Jan. 2021.

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