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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Examples of unborn in a Sentence

a home entertainment system that can be adapted for products as yet unborn
Recent Examples on the Web Nicole Harper, 38, went to bed on July 9, believing her unborn child had died in the crash on U.S. Highway 167 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, her lawyer Andrew Norwood said. NBC News, 9 June 2021 Police apprehended the man with help from civilians, and the woman, who was four months pregnant, was taken to a hospital for her injuries and to check the condition of her unborn child, police said. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2021 An unborn child was killed following a crash on U.S. Route 50 in Miami Township on Thursday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 4 June 2021 Elliott’s regular spotter, Edward James D’Hondt, was suspended earlier this week by NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports after he was arrested in Catawba County and charged with battery of unborn child and assaulting a women. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 30 May 2021 In 2019, Tyler killed himself at age 20, leaving behind a wife and unborn child. Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, 30 May 2021 Verdejo-Sánchez was charged with kidnapping resulting in death, carjacking resulting in death and killing an unborn child, according to the Department of Justice. Cristina Corujo, ABC News, 26 May 2021 However, Lucy soon begins to suspect that all is not right with her unborn child, with the preview taking a bloody, Rosemary’s Baby-esque turn into Lucy’s descent to find the truth behind her pregnancy. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2021 In this case, despite the salacious and frankly racist attempts to paint Ms. Jones as undeserving and at fault for the death of her unborn child, Washington used discretion to make a call that was about preserving humanity in a moment of tragedy. Jason Williams, Time, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of unborn

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

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“Unborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unborn. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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