un·​com·​pen·​sat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsā-təd How to pronounce uncompensated (audio) , -ˌpen- \

Definition of uncompensated

1 : not providing or provided with monetary compensation : not paid or compensated uncompensated medical care/costs uncompensated workers … many thousands of our countrymen devote their rosy prime to the harsh and uncompensated work of writing poetry …— Marilynne Robinson
2a : not corrected or affected by physiological compensation — see compensation sense 1b uncompensated congestive heart failure
b : accompanied by a change in the pH of the blood uncompensated acidosis

Examples of uncompensated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These caregivers, veterans groups say, have long gone largely unrecognized and uncompensated. Heidi Vogt, WSJ, "VA Initiative to Support Private Caregivers Falls Short, Report Finds," 17 Aug. 2018 The millage rate is a set percentage of property values used to generate tax funds to cover all uncompensated care costs. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward County’s hospital districts cut taxes," 25 Sep. 2019 The Doctors’ Appeal The doctors did not challenge the number of uncompensated hours the trial court found Liday had worked. Dan Eaton, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Live-in personal attendants: When the law at work hits home," 14 Oct. 2019 In fiscal year 2020, uncompensated care is projected to exceed $1.1 billion. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward County’s hospital districts cut taxes," 25 Sep. 2019 In the past few years, the hospitals’ total cost of uncompensated care had risen from about $60 million to $84 million. Eli Saslow, Washington Post, "The ‘follow-up appointment’," 17 Aug. 2019 But there’s one category of labor that tends to get overlooked — the uncompensated labor of moms and dads whose primary occupation is child-rearing and managing their households. Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, "A Labor Day tribute to unpaid labor," 3 Sep. 2019 Casey said the inaugural ball likely left the resort with uncompensated expenses. Ken Ward Jr., ProPublica, "Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest," 15 Aug. 2019 Yet Grassley noted that government investigations have found that nonprofit hospitals and for-profit hospitals provide similar levels of uncompensated care. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Tax-exempt hospital sues thousands of poor people while making millions," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of uncompensated

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Uncompensated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompensated. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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un·​com·​pen·​sat·​ed | \ -ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt-əd, -ˌpen- How to pronounce uncompensated (audio) \

Medical Definition of uncompensated

1 : accompanied by a change in the pH of the blood uncompensated acidosis uncompensated alkalosis — compare compensated
2 : not corrected or affected by physiological compensation uncompensated congestive heart failure

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