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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Two additional roommates in the home were unharmed. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 17 May 2023 Phoenix police:Teen arrested after shooting in west Phoenix Two children were inside the residence at the time the authorities arrived and were unharmed, the police said. Aidan Wohl, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2023 She is seen on video leaving the car, unharmed and in good health. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 4 May 2023 The driver of the vehicle transported the victims to the hospital and was unharmed, along with the front seat passenger. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 1 May 2023 An adult man and four children were able to get out the building unharmed, but firefighters entered the home and rescued a 4-year-old boy who was still inside, police said. Olivia Alexander, Chicago Tribune, 24 Apr. 2023 The house’s four residents were evacuated unharmed and were making alternate living arrangements with family and friends, according to the statement. Jesús Marrero Suárez, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2023 Her toddler son was found unharmed, sleeping in a car seat in the vehicle. Tony Marrero, al, 9 Feb. 2023 The first major incident at the zoo was reported Jan. 13 with the disappearance of the clouded leopard named Nova, who escaped through a cut in the mesh surrounding her habitat, but was found unharmed hours later. Dallas News, 8 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 1 Jun. 2023.

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