un·​healed | \ ˌən-ˈhēld How to pronounce unhealed (audio) \

Definition of unhealed

: not healed an unhealed wound unhealed bitterness

Examples of unhealed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parasite used to kill a large proportion of newborn fawns, whose unhealed belly buttons were open wounds. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The U.S. Is Spending Millions of Dollars Rearing Flesh-Eating Worms," 26 May 2020 There are other, more subtle obstacles to return as well, such as unhealed emotional wounds suffered during the war and years of separation. Theodore Ross, Harper's Magazine, "[Letter from Ho Chi Minh City]," 25 May 2020 How many of us are walking around with unhealed emotional wounds inflicted in junior high? Shannon Hale, New York Times, "Traumatized by Memories of Middle School? You Are Not Alone," 5 May 2020 In the end we are left with a web of unhealed inferences, the lava of guilt and grief slowly covering both women. Cynthia Ozick, New York Times, "One Last Book From a Virtuoso of the Short Story," 14 May 2018 Thorson adds that the inherent discomfort associated with protesting can easily trigger unhealed emotional wounds. Aimee Groth, Quartz at Work, "Extinction Rebellion is using holacracy to scale its international movement," 29 Dec. 2019 Unlike healthy people, hospital patients are more susceptible to MRSA due to their existing illness, having unhealed wounds or invasive medical devices (such as catheters). Susan Scutti, CNN, "A dozen cases of MRSA confirmed in Pittsburgh hospital NICU," 2 July 2019 For the women who were raped, the arrest opened an unhealed wound. Tribune News Service, oregonlive.com, "The Man in the Window: Closing in on DeAngelo (Part Four)," 23 June 2019 More than four decades after Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel prize for exposing the horrors of Stalin’s purges, Russian literature is again returning to the subject, examining an unhealed wound. Maria Danilova, The Seattle Times, "Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin’s camp," 14 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of unhealed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhealed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhealed. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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un·​healed | \ ˌən-ˈhēld How to pronounce unhealed (audio) \

Medical Definition of unhealed

: not healed unhealed wounds

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