unharmed

adjective

un·​harmed ˌən-ˈhärmd How to pronounce unharmed (audio)
: not harmed : safe, unscathed
The missing boy was returned to his home unharmed.
Film and paint companies are using computers to design dyes that will survive sunlight but leave humans unharmed.The New York Times

Examples of unharmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police issued an update Sunday afternoon announcing officers found Kirby unharmed and safe at around 1:30 p.m. and arrested Kevin Carr. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 9 June 2024 The kids were treated for minor injuries but were relatively unharmed. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 The tiger shark was unharmed during this strange encounter and was also fitted with an acoustic tracker before the team released it back into the water. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 6 June 2024 Police found an infant, who was unharmed, inside the residence. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for unharmed 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unharmed was in the 14th century

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“Unharmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unharmed. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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