un·​harmed | \ ˌən-ˈhärmd How to pronounce unharmed (audio) \

Definition of unharmed

: 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 One other person was hospitalized with minor injuries and a third person was unharmed. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 17 Jan. 2022 The woman's three children, who range in age from 5 to 11, were unharmed. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 3 Jan. 2022 Two other children in the vehicle - ages 2 and 6 - were unharmed. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 1 Jan. 2022 Police found a total of six occupants in the three cars, three of whom were unharmed. Katie Redefer, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2021 The homeowner was unharmed and the suspect ran off. oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2021 At least one employee was inside the building at the time of the crash but was unharmed, according to Kyle Andersen, public information officer for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Callan Tansill-suddath, baltimoresun.com, 21 Dec. 2021 The skier was unharmed other than scratches, and no outside assistance was needed. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Dec. 2021 Her one-year-old daughter, seated in the back of the car during the chase, is unharmed. CNN, 12 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of unharmed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unharmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unharmed. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unharmed

: safe or unhurt : not harmed

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