un·​fil·​tered | \ ˌən-ˈfil-tərd \

Definition of unfiltered

1 : not filtered unfiltered wine also : not modified, processed, or refined unfiltered commercial publicity material — Paul Grimes
2 : lacking a filter an unfiltered cigarette

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Would these researchers drink the city’s unfiltered tap water today? Ken Otterbourg, Fortune, "Teflon’s River of Fear," 24 May 2018 Carry either enough water for yourself for the duration of your hike, or a map of natural water sources along your route and a water filter, purifier, chemical tablets, or means of boiling unfiltered water before drinking it. 3. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Expert tips and 10 essentials for staying safe in the wilderness," 21 Aug. 2018 In a 2009 University of California, Berkeley, study of older adults, those who used a combo reverse-osmosis/UV filter suffered about 12% fewer gastrointestinal illnesses than participants who drank regular unfiltered water. Rachael Moeller Gorman, Good Housekeeping, "Is Your Tap Water Safe?," 15 Aug. 2012 Big Brother’ is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "'Big Brother' contestant accused of inappropriate touching again after CBS warning," 30 Aug. 2018 But the service is also providing an unfiltered platform for fake news and religious hatred, activists and observers say. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "Indians are wild about WhatsApp. But some worry it’s hurting democracy.," 14 May 2018 During her book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama has made a habit of surprising people with her unfiltered responses to questions — but also just literally surprising them. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "Michelle Obama's Book Tour Included a Surprise Lunchtime Chat With a Group of Teens," 3 Dec. 2018 But then the World Cup came along and with it, a cloudburst of unfiltered national happiness. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Even With Mo Salah in the World Cup, Egypt Can’t Seem to Catch a Break," 23 June 2018 Basic socialization teaches us that, for the most part, spitting out hostile, unfiltered sentiments is antisocial and destructive. Patricia Grisafi, SELF, "When I’m Gaming, I Can Stop Being a People Pleaser and Embrace My Anger," 1 Nov. 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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