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 Curbside collection is available for residents during bulk/uncontained collection. Jen Fifield, The Arizona Republic, 2 Jan. 2022 At several points over the summer, at least 50 fires were burning uncontained. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 28 Dec. 2021 By Monday evening, the fire torched between 250 and 300 acres and burned uncontained, according to authorities. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021 The new coalition plans to rebuke those protests with their own fiery message: Mask up or continue to see the uncontained spread of COVID-19. Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep. 2021 The Bootleg Fire is now 377 square miles (976 square kilometers) — larger than the area of New York City — and mostly uncontained. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 The Bootleg Fire is now 377 square miles — larger than the area of New York City — and mostly uncontained. CBS News, 17 July 2021 The Bootleg Fire is now 75 square miles (194 square kilometers), larger than the area of New York City, and mostly uncontained. Gillian Flaccus, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 The fire has been totally uncontained since Friday. Washington Post, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of uncontained

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncontained was circa 1611

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“Uncontained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontained. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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