uncontrolled

adjective un·con·trolled \ ˌən-kən-ˈtrōld \

Definition of uncontrolled

:not controlled: such as
a :happening or done without being stopped, slowed, or controlled
  • an uncontrolled tantrum
  • his uncontrolled anger
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • uncontrolled urban sprawl
b :not conducted or maintained in accordance with fixed rules, restraints, or procedures
  • results from an uncontrolled study
c :not regulated by law with regard to possession and use
  • uncontrolled substances

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First Known Use of uncontrolled

circa 1535


UNCONTROLLED Defined for Kids

uncontrolled

adjective un·con·trolled \ ˌən-kən-ˈtrōld \

Definition of uncontrolled for Students

:not being controlled

Medical Dictionary

uncontrolled

adjective un·con·trolled \ ˌən-kən-ˈtrōld \

medical Definition of uncontrolled

1 :not being under control
  • uncontrolled hypertension
2 :not incorporating suitable experimental controls
  • uncontrolled drug trials


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