uninfected

adjective
un·​in·​fect·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce uninfected (audio) \

Definition of uninfected

: free from infection : not infected an uninfected wound an uninfected person

Examples of uninfected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asked about White’s description of the infected inmates mixing with the uninfected, Black did not address the situation directly, but said the prison was, like the rest of the state, struggling to adapt to the spike in cases. oregonlive, "‘I feel helpless’: Inmates at one of Oregon’s largest prisons endure power outage amid COVID outbreak," 24 Dec. 2020 But there's a complication: the green protein also sticks to other proteins found on healthy, uninfected cells. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "A mildly insane idea for disabling the coronavirus," 28 Nov. 2020 The Marine Corps strictly limits interactions between uninfected recruits and the outside world. Dave Philipps, chicagotribune.com, "New virus, old enemy," 17 Nov. 2020 Pääbo and Zeberg examined whether that Neanderthal gene variant or others from the extinct species appear more often in people with severe cases of COVID-19 than in uninfected people. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Neanderthal gene found in many people may open cells to coronavirus and increase COVID-19 severity," 18 Dec. 2020 The Marine Corps strictly limits interactions between uninfected recruits and the outside world. Dave Philipps, chicagotribune.com, "New virus, old enemy," 17 Nov. 2020 The Marine Corps strictly limits interactions between uninfected recruits and the outside world. Dave Philipps, chicagotribune.com, "New virus, old enemy," 17 Nov. 2020 Babu likened uninfected pockets of communities to a warehouse full of firecrackers. Washington Post, "The virus is on the march in much of the world. In India, it’s in retreat.," 22 Oct. 2020 The Marine Corps strictly limits interactions between uninfected recruits and the outside world. Dave Philipps, chicagotribune.com, "New virus, old enemy," 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of uninfected

1625, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninfected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninfected. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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uninfected

adjective
un·​in·​fect·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce uninfected (audio) \

Medical Definition of uninfected

: free from infection an uninfected infant uninfected cells

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