un·​con·​tract·​ed ˌən-kən-ˈtrak-təd How to pronounce uncontracted (audio)
: not shortened or reduced in size : not contracted
the uncontracted form of a word
: not included in or covered by a contract
uncontracted work

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Europe will have to fight with the rest of the world for securing those remaining uncontracted LNG cargoes. Chris Stokel-walker, Wired, 25 Feb. 2022 If Qatar was to send all its uncontracted supplies to Europe, the total would be somewhere near 60 thousand cubic meters per day (mcm/d), a mere fraction of Russia’s daily exports, per a source from S&P Global Platts. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Though more than 80% of Cheniere’s export capacity is sold through long-term contracts, the company is able to capitalize on shorter-term spikes through its uncontracted capacity. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 4 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncontracted was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Uncontracted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontracted. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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