un·​charged | \ ˌən-ˈchärjd How to pronounce uncharged (audio) \

Definition of uncharged

: not charged specifically : having no electric charge

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Prosecutors can move to redact certain parts of public court records when there are uncharged suspects who authorities suspect would destroy evidence if they were tipped off to a pending investigation. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Feds bust alleged meth trafficking ring in Concord, but secret DEA source fails to get meeting with main supplier," 11 June 2019 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel typically does not identify uncharged suspects but does make exceptions in high-profile cases and cases in which a suspect has been clearly identified through arrest records. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man suspected in road rage shooting of 3-year-old girl earlier charged with shooting a man in the chest and hit-and-run," 16 July 2019 His team used three pairs of laser beams to trap and cool neutral (uncharged) cesium atoms to ultra-cold temperatures (a few degrees above absolute zero) in a 3D lattice with 125 positions (a 5×5×5 cube). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Penn State scientists build quantum version of Maxwell’s demon," 12 Sep. 2018 The challenge is that air is largely made of uncharged molecules that don't respond to electric fields. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Ion drive meets drone, as small plane flies with no moving parts," 21 Nov. 2018 In July 2014, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) banned uncharged mobile phones and laptops from flights to the United States that originated from Europe and the Middle East. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Al Qaeda bomb maker killed in Yemen drone strike last year, US official confirms," 20 Aug. 2018 An as-yet uncharged contractor allegedly wrote tens of thousands of dollars in checks to Willie’s wife, according to court filings. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Bribery scheme run out of Va. transportation department nets 7 convictions," 29 Mar. 2018 Andreavich argued that the Facebook posts involved prior uncharged conduct, were unfairly prejudicial, and were irrelevant to the sale that prompted her arrest. Washington Post, "Court upholds conviction of medical marijuana activist," 20 June 2018 The lawsuit filed Thursday names two Canadians as defendants who were indicted but who fled the country; the two U.S. citizens who pleaded guilty to assault; plus a fifth person, an uncharged Canadian citizen. Washington Post, "Lawsuits filed against Turkey over violence with guards at 2017 D.C. protest," 10 May 2018

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1815, in the meaning defined above

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un·​charged | \ -ˈchärjd How to pronounce uncharged (audio) \

Medical Definition of uncharged

: not charged specifically : having no electric charge an uncharged atom

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