unhealed

adjective
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 character is a potent combination of cold sociopath, unfailing pragmatist and unhealed victim. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 7 July 2021 For many, the question of how and whether to honor their faith was never fully settled, a wound left unhealed years after the Allies liberated the camps. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 Some 40% of the individuals had both healed and unhealed injuries, suggesting that violence was part of the fabric of life at that time. Katie Hunt, CNN, 27 May 2021 More than a year after the pandemic first swept through New York, the streets of Sunset Park in southern Brooklyn reflect the pandemic’s deep and unhealed wounds intertwined with signs of a neighborhood trying to slowly edge back to life. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2021 The country’s history of inhumane medical experiments, such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study remains an unhealed wound, and the city’s worked to build confidence in the vaccine. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, 19 Feb. 2021 The hospital also was chosen to help public health officials promote the vaccine in the Black community, where the country’s history of inhumane medical experiments such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study remains an unhealed wound. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, 28 Dec. 2020 All our other divisions — political, geographical and racial — remain unhealed. Doyle Mcmanus Washington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2020 City leaders hope the choice also allays concerns about the vaccine in the Black community, where the country’s history of inhumane medical experiments such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study remains an unhealed wound. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, 15 Dec. 2020

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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 25 Jul. 2021.

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unhealed

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

Medical Definition of unhealed

: not healed unhealed wounds

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