unborn

adjective un·born \ ˌən-ˈbȯrn \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of unborn

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

Examples of unborn in a Sentence

  1. a home entertainment system that can be adapted for products as yet unborn

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First Known Use of unborn

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNBORN Defined for English Language Learners

unborn

Definition of unborn for English Language Learners

  • : not yet born


UNBORN Defined for Kids

unborn

adjective un·born \ ˌən-ˈbȯrn \

Definition of unborn for Students

: not yet born

Medical Dictionary

unborn

adjective un·born \ -ˈbȯ(ə)rn \

medical Definition of unborn

: not yet born : existing in utero
  • unborn children


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