uncompensated

adjective
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 Hospitals' uncompensated care money is depleted, and more people go into medical bankruptcy. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Thousands of Arizonans may qualify for subsidized 2021 Affordable Care Act insurance, experts say," 3 Nov. 2020 Hospitals' uncompensated care money is depleted, and more people go into medical bankruptcy. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Thousands of Arizonans may qualify for subsidized 2021 Affordable Care Act insurance, experts say," 3 Nov. 2020 Notably, the post did not address the songwriters who continue to go uncompensated by the service due to its disregard for the value of their work. David Israelite, Billboard, "NMPA CEO: Twitch Harms Everyone By Refusing to License Music (Guest Op-Ed)," 2 Dec. 2020 Hospitals' uncompensated care money is depleted, and more people go into medical bankruptcy. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Thousands of Arizonans may qualify for subsidized 2021 Affordable Care Act insurance, experts say," 3 Nov. 2020 Hospitals' uncompensated care money is depleted, and more people go into medical bankruptcy. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Thousands of Arizonans may qualify for subsidized 2021 Affordable Care Act insurance, experts say," 3 Nov. 2020 Hospitals' uncompensated care money is depleted, and more people go into medical bankruptcy. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Thousands of Arizonans may qualify for subsidized 2021 Affordable Care Act insurance, experts say," 3 Nov. 2020 Hospitals made up for this uncompensated care by increasing prices for insured customers, which further jacked up premiums. Barack Obama, The New Yorker, "A President Looks Back on His Toughest Fight," 26 Oct. 2020 Would reduce Medicare payments for graduate medical education, uncompensated care, and other uses; would impose self-sufficiency and work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "What business needs from the 2020 election," 30 Sep. 2020

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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 28 Feb. 2021.

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uncompensated

adjective
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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