unhealed

adjective

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

Examples of unhealed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be sure, the Von Erich saga stands as a Shakespearean tragedy that is so much more unwieldy and stranger than fiction — filled with testosterone, us-against-the-world brotherly love, unhealed trauma, sibling rivalry, and American-style deaths of despair. Chris Lee, Vulture, 13 Feb. 2024 The unhealed fissures within the south were not the driving force behind the political conflict in South Sudan over the last two years. Alex De Waal, Foreign Affairs, 1 Jan. 2014 Given her unhealed injuries, the woman — who was short in stature and middle-aged — may have died alongside the men, likely while wearing armor, according to a University of Rovira news release. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 Prosecutors said the 10-year-old suffered a broken neck, a bone protruding from an unhealed sore and bruises across her body. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 For those who fought on the side of the South and were displaced, the wounds from the war remain unhealed. Quyen Do, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2024 The statements further described the loss as a wound that will remain unhealed forever, per the release. Lake County Community Action collectively created a GoFundMe campaign to financially support Debra following her childrens’ deaths. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Vanzant has showed our community how ugly unhealed trauma is but also how beautiful being healed can be. Essence, 21 Feb. 2024 In that instance, residents would need to bandage or cover any unhealed lesions, wear a well-fitting mask when around others; and avoid crowded settings, sharing towels or personal objects, and direct skin-to-skin contact. Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

unhealed

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