uncovered

adjective
un·​cov·​ered | \ ən-ˈkə-vərd How to pronounce uncovered (audio) \

Definition of uncovered

: not covered: such as
a : not supplied with a covering
b : not covered by insurance or included in a social insurance or welfare program
c : not covered by collateral an uncovered note

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Examples of uncovered in a Sentence

the famed snows of Mount Kilimanjaro are receding, leaving behind much uncovered ground
Recent Examples on the Web Raw meat stored in an uncovered bowl on the floor of a cooler. oregonlive, "These 21 Oregon grocery stores did the worst on state health inspections," 10 Jan. 2020 Condensation from an unclean hose dripping onto uncovered fish in the seafood service area of a Hialeah supermarket in May 2017. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Penn Dutch-type germs are common in supermarkets, but the state rarely tests for them," 4 Oct. 2019 The investigation, which is continuing, uncovered kickback schemes and self-dealing, involving swanky dinners, travel, cigars and more. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "FCA to judge: Dismiss GM racketeering lawsuit," 25 Jan. 2020 Authorities uncovered journals layered with anti-Semitic cartoons and references to Adolf Hitler, prompting prosecutors to add federal hate crime charges last week. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Man arrested for Hanukkah machete attack pleads not guilty to hate crimes," 13 Jan. 2020 The issue is whether the U.S. can afford to convert to a new government-run health care system, not that older Americans would be left uncovered. Washington Post, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Ukraine defense collides with facts," 30 Nov. 2019 As part of the disposal process, the poisons were kept in uncovered tanks, the lawsuit states. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Suit accuses Pittsburg chemical plant of 5 years of hazardous-waste violations," 19 Dec. 2019 Guardsmen boarded the contraband-carrying vessel and uncovered cocaine just below deck. NBC News, "Video shows Coast Guard seize over 3,000 pounds of cocaine in maritime raid," 18 Dec. 2019 Police are currently inspecting the uncovered technology to assess functionality and abilities, and more information is expected within the coming days. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Secret Recording Devices Found in Hotel Rooms at Minneapolis Hyatt Regency," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of uncovered

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncovered was in the 14th century

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21 Feb 2020

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“Uncovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncovered. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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