un·​ex·​posed ˌən-ik-ˈspōzd How to pronounce unexposed (audio)
: not exposed
a sheltered area unexposed to the wind
especially : not subjected to radiant energy
unexposed film

Examples of unexposed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other instances, researchers studying Gulf War Illness in veterans did not find a difference in uranium concentrations in urine between exposed and unexposed groups. Kathryn Higley, The Conversation, 16 June 2023 When Cardinal William Keeler released the Baltimore list in 2002, his decision earned the diocese a reputation for transparency at a time when the nationwide scope of wrongdoing remained largely unexposed. Lea Skene, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2023 The lockdowns and isolation that marked the first years of the pandemic left kids largely unexposed — and still vulnerable — to viruses other than covid for two winters, and doctors are now essentially treating multiple years' worth of respiratory ailments. Liz Szabo, CBS News, 9 Dec. 2022 Conditions such as Hidradenitis suppurativa—which affects hair follicles in typically unexposed areas like under the arms or in the groin—or discoid lupus, an autoimmune disease, can also cause skin cancers, and present a higher risk for Black patients than cancers usually caused by sun exposure. Jordan Blok, Popular Science, 14 Aug. 2020 Even as the people were allowed more free movement, the infection of a largely unexposed populace has led to business closures as people are staying home either out of illness or prudence. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2023 In two of the kids, there were fewer and less diverse unexposed cells, too, potentially leaving them with less of an ability to fight new infections. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 30 Oct. 2019 The graph below shows the change in log earnings for exposed and unexposed cohorts depending on year of birth. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2011 The 27 members of the control group were entirely unexposed. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unexposed was circa 1691

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“Unexposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexposed. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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