un·​born ˌən-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce unborn (audio)
: not born : not brought into life
: still to appear : future
: existing without birth

Examples of unborn in a Sentence

a home entertainment system that can be adapted for products as yet unborn
Recent Examples on the Web According to the Rockford Register Star, the body of Elaine's unborn baby was also found near those of her and Peter after Elaine went into labor during the attack, which took place at their home in Ina, Ill.. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 18 May 2024 Three people were killed in Louisiana -- including the pregnant woman and her unborn child -- due to severe weather on Monday, officials said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unborn 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Unborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unborn. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​born ˌən-ˈbȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce unborn (audio)
: not born
especially : still to appear : future
unborn generations

Medical Definition


un·​born -ˈbȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce unborn (audio)
: not yet born : existing in utero
unborn children

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