un·​born | \ ˌən-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce unborn (audio) \

Definition of unborn

1 : not born : not brought into life
2 : still to appear : future
3 : existing without birth

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a home entertainment system that can be adapted for products as yet unborn
Recent Examples on the Web Descending from the unborn children of African women thrown off slave ships crossing the Middle Passage, the Wajinru are a utopic underwater society. Wired Staff, Wired, "WIRED’s Ultimate Summer Reading List," 2 July 2020 The woman said the father of the unborn baby had beaten her. cleveland, "Two teens arrested for aggravated robbery in gun theft: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 27 June 2020 To date, according to local reports, nobody has been held accountable for the poisoning of taking the life of the young woman and her unborn child. Fox News, "From poisonings to beheadings, 'honor killings' in Iran gets a fresh spotlight with social media," 26 June 2020 She was then kept on bed rest in an effort to prevent going into early labor, which could risk her unborn child's health. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Husband Who Staged Dates Outside Wife's Hospital Celebrates First Father's Day After Son's Arrival," 23 June 2020 After an 18-month relationship starting in 2000, model/actress Hurley claimed her one-time beau Bing was the father of her unborn child in November 2001. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Movie producer Steve Bing, 'Polar Express' financier and ex to Elizabeth Hurley, dies at 55," 23 June 2020 Allow the woman to hear the fetal heartbeat and explain the location of the unborn child within the uterus. Natalie Allison, USA TODAY, "Tennessee legislature passes fetal heartbeat bill, ban on abortions for Down syndrome," 20 June 2020 Zuckerberg has made public his efforts to learn Mandarin, taken jogs through the Beijing smog, recommended Xi Jinping's book to his employees, and even asked the Chinese leader to help name his unborn daughter. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Zoom’s censorship stumble is a familiar narrative for tech stuck between U.S. and Beijing," 12 June 2020 The charges against Fernando Salinas, 40, range from first-degree reckless homicide of an unborn child to possession with intent to distribute THC, setting him up for a max of 132 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Charges filed in crash that killed unborn child; police chase under review by MPD," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of unborn

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unborn was before the 12th century

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“Unborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unborn. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unborn

: not yet born


un·​born | \ ˌən-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce unborn (audio) \

Kids Definition of unborn

: not yet born


un·​born | \ -ˈbȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce unborn (audio) \

Medical Definition of unborn

: not yet born : existing in utero unborn children

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