unhealed

adjective

un·​healed ˌən-ˈhēld How to pronounce unhealed (audio)
: not healed
an unhealed wound
unhealed bitterness

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her radiance and self love is triggering to unhealed people. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 29 Aug. 2022 The three mass killings shook France to its core in the mid-2010s and left unhealed wounds, turning the proceedings into moments of catharsis as much as fact-finding. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2022 Those patients should bandage or cover any unhealed lesions, wear a well-fitting mask and avoid crowded settings. Grace Tooheystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2022 By Jennifer Weiner From the master of the summer beach read comes the story of a family in all its messy glory forced to face its issues – secrets, misunderstandings, regrets and unhealed wounds – as a Cape Cod beach house wedding looms. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 24 June 2022 In Weiner's latest, a family in all its messy glory is forced to face its issues – secrets, misunderstandings, regrets and unhealed wounds – as a Cape Cod beach house wedding looms. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 19 May 2022 The film, a social drama, follows a headstrong and ambitious girl who is raging against an internal battle that is rooted in unhealed trauma. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 2 Mar. 2022 Three front teeth were missing, and the unhealed sockets suggested they were lost at the time of death or afterward. Michael E. Ruane, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Dec. 2021 The character is a potent combination of cold sociopath, unfailing pragmatist and unhealed victim. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 7 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unhealed was in the 13th century

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“Unhealed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhealed. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition

unhealed

adjective

un·​healed ˌən-ˈhēld How to pronounce unhealed (audio)
: not healed
unhealed wounds

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2022

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