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 How and to whom the debt should be paid for the uncompensated labor of generations of Black people is a difficult question—but surely more is required than taking down old names and putting up new ones. Andrew Delbanco, The New York Review of Books, 8 June 2022 The tax filing lists Cullors as an uncompensated founder and executive director. Aaron Morrison, ajc, 17 May 2022 Legislators in South Africa, where whites still own the majority of private farmland, had begun debating a constitutional amendment to allow uncompensated land seizures, but no such measure had been passed. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2022 Sicklick noted that the state is already paying for treatment for undocumented children in the form of uncompensated hospital care. Jenna Carlesso And Katy Golvala, courant.com, 31 Mar. 2022 Key to this vision is training and hiring community health workers, a crucial yet largely uncompensated liaison connecting people to health services, especially in underserved neighborhoods. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Without the Sackler contribution, the lawyers said, Purdue would likely be dissolved, leaving plaintiffs who are in sore need of resources largely uncompensated. Jan Hoffman, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Dec. 2021 Eric Adams’s brother Bernard can in fact work for New York City, albeit in a much-diminished and uncompensated role. New York Times, 27 Jan. 2022 The shame that afflicts millions of American workers is, Press argues, an uncompensated and very real occupational hazard. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncompensated

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uncompensated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompensated. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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