un·​as·​sist·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsi-stəd \

Definition of unassisted

1 : not assisted : lacking help
2 : made or performed without an assist an unassisted double play

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Since 1996, more than a million babies in the US have been born using IVF A quick primer on fertility: In an unassisted pregnancy, a woman’s ovary releases an egg, and sperm finds and fertilizes the egg. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Why Michelle Obama’s revelation that she had a miscarriage and did IVF matters," 9 Nov. 2018 Photo: Jaguar The Zero resto-mod process retains the original double-wishbone front suspension, unassisted rack-and-pinion steering, and hydraulic disc brakes, including the rear inboard brakes. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018 Alia scored the second goal unassisted in the second half. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WIAA state soccer: Kenosha St. Joseph scores a shutout to earn spot in Division 4 title game," 15 June 2018 Though the suspense mounted, the game came to an abrupt end when sophomore Shelby Shultes lined out straight to Becerra, who tagged Horton out unassisted. Aaron Nicholson, azcentral, "Arizona State softball shuts out New Mexico State to open postseason," 18 May 2018 Bruce was the third out of the inning, catcher unassisted. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Mets Bat Out of Order Against Reds; Everybody Gets Confused," 9 May 2018 The second goal came just 32 seconds later by Spencer Smallman unassisted. Steve T. Gorches, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Solar Bears eliminated from ECHL playoffs by 5-2 home loss to Florida in Game 5," 6 May 2018 Third inning: SS Michael Beltran is put out unassisted by first base; RF Tyler Relf strikes out looking; 3B DC Legg strikes out swinging. Kirk Kenney, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Ten years later: The night Aztecs' Stephen Strasburg struck out 23 in a game," 11 Apr. 2018 Boucher and Jake Virtanen scored unassisted, and Thomas Vanek added the third goal. USA TODAY, "Crosby scores 400th goal as Penguins beat Blues 4-1," 11 Feb. 2018

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1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unassisted

: without help or assistance

sports : done without help from another player

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