under observation

idiom

: being watched carefully
The plants seem to have recovered from the disease, but they are still under observation.

Examples of under observation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One is in critical condition but stable at Los Angeles General Medical Center in the burn center intensive care unit, and the other is at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center still under observation, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 According to her representative, Rulli Vega, the singer was hospitalized 10 days prior to the festival and spent a week under observation from her doctors. Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 The bureau also should reevaluate its process for documenting social or legal visits while an inmate is under observation related to mental health, the report said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 27 June 2023 The facility in Deir al-Zour province was under observation for some time, the official said, noting that secondary explosions occurred after the strike, suggesting weapons were likely inside. Missy Ryan, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 There were no medical personnel on hand in the barracks to keep Mullen or any of his classmates under observation. David Martin, CBS News, 25 May 2023 Epstein was found injured in his jail in late July, and was under observation at the time, law enforcement sources told CBS News at the time. Grace Segers, CBS News, 10 Aug. 2019 The sample under observation is placed very close to the focal spot, with maybe a millimeter between them. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Dec. 2017 Dickey became ill at a depth of 1,120 meters (3,675 feet) and was placed under observation at the cave base camp located at 1,040 meters (3,412 feet), the federation said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Mostafa Salem, CNN, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Under observation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20observation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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