unexposed

adjective
un·ex·posed | \ˌən-ik-ˈspōzd \

Definition of unexposed 

: not exposed a sheltered area unexposed to the wind especially : not subjected to radiant energy unexposed film

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Perhaps steppe peoples acquired plague, developed some immunity with exposure, and transmitted it to unexposed European farmers, thereby decimating them. Jared Diamond, New York Times, "A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story," 20 Apr. 2018 Changing weather patterns altered the range of insects that carried pathogens, bringing new and deadly ailments to the previously unexposed. Dagomar Degroot, Washington Post, "Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now.," 19 Feb. 2018 The only problem was that testing a prophylaxis would require them to introduce the diseases to previously unexposed human subjects. Sushma Subramanian, Slate Magazine, "Worse Than Tuskegee," 26 Feb. 2017 Male honeybees exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides produced fewer living sperm cells than unexposed males. Lindsey Konkel, National Geographic, "These Pesticides Could Be Birth Control for Bees," 26 July 2016 A psychology professor at the University of Riverside, California discovered that the behavior and learning problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders affected the offspring of the mother, plus the next two unexposed generations. Lynne Terry, OregonLive.com, "Study: Drinking during pregnancy could hurt future generations," 9 July 2017 Male honeybees exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides produced fewer living sperm cells than unexposed males. National Geographic, "These Pesticides Could Be Birth Control for Bees," 26 July 2016

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First Known Use of unexposed

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexposed was circa 1691

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