un·​cov·​ered ən-ˈkə-vərd How to pronounce uncovered (audio)
: not covered: such as
: not supplied with a covering
: not covered by insurance or included in a social insurance or welfare program
: not covered by collateral
an uncovered note

Examples of uncovered in a Sentence

the famed snows of Mount Kilimanjaro are receding, leaving behind much uncovered ground
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Uncovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncovered. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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un·​cov·​ered ˌən-ˈkəv-ərd How to pronounce uncovered (audio)
: not covered or supplied with a covering

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