uncompensated

adjective un·com·pen·sat·ed \ ˌən-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsā-təd , -ˌpen- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of uncompensated

1775


Medical Dictionary

uncompensated

adjective un·com·pen·sat·ed \ -ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt-əd, -ˌpen- \

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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