un·​con·​tained | \ ˌən-kən-ˈtānd How to pronounce uncontained (audio) \

Definition of uncontained

: not restrained, checked, or controlled : not contained uncontained mirth/joy an uncontained explosion

Examples of uncontained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the fires are largely uncontained or not contained at all. Washington Post, "Wildfires rage across California amid extreme heat, dryness," 19 Aug. 2020 The Silverado Fire is 5 percent contained and the Blue Ridge Fire is completely uncontained. Tim Arango, New York Times, "90,000 Told to Flee as California Fires Nearly Double in Size," 27 Oct. 2020 The move came as the Riverside fire, which is burning about half a mile from Estacada, and Beachie Creek fire, which has crept into southwestern Clackamas County, remain completely uncontained. oregonlive, "Oregon wildfires on Monday: 22 still missing as firefighting conditions improve; air quality remains poor," 14 Sep. 2020 Historic blazes have worsened air quality across the Bay Area, with no end in sight as fires remain mostly uncontained. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "‘It's like we're living on Mars’: Air pollution chokes Bay Area skies, increasing COVID-19 concerns," 24 Aug. 2020 Conditions have improved in some areas for firefighters to work on containing the blazes, but many are still uncontained. oregonlive, "Oregon weather: Rain expected Monday, Tuesday," 12 Sep. 2020 The Creek Fire continued to grow in Fresno and Madera counties and remained uncontained by midday Wednesday, according to a Cal Fire update. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, "Explosive blaze threatens Paradise, a town still rebuilding after deadly 2018 Camp Fire," 9 Sep. 2020 More personnel are also fighting the blaze, which is completely uncontained. oregonlive, "Oregon wildfires on Monday: 22 still missing as firefighting conditions improve; air quality remains poor," 14 Sep. 2020 By Monday evening, the Glass Fire grew to more than 36,000 acres and was still completely uncontained. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Napa’s famed castle Castello di Amorosa one of many wineries to suffer losses in Glass Fire," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of uncontained

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontained. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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