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

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Growers will also eventually run out of uninfected land. Candice Choi, chicagotribune.com, "Banana emergency: A fungus that may exterminate the fruit as we know it has spread to Latin America," 26 Aug. 2019 There were a few ways to variolate a person, but a common one was to dip a thread in a sick person’s smallpox pustule, and run it through a small incision in an uninfected person’s skin. Anna Rothschild, Washington Post, "Five surprising moments in vaccine history," 5 Sep. 2019 That case raised fears that the virus could make its way across the porous border into still-uninfected Rwanda -- something health experts have been working desperately to prevent. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says," 17 July 2019 In Asian countries hit by the Tropical Race 4 disease, coping strategies have included planting less susceptible Cavendish varieties or moving to uninfected farmland, according to Ploetz. Candice Choi, chicagotribune.com, "Banana emergency: A fungus that may exterminate the fruit as we know it has spread to Latin America," 26 Aug. 2019 The disease is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, though humans become the main carriers after being bit, spreading it to uninfected mosquitoes. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Former Ski Champion, 36, Dies from Mosquito-Borne Illness While Traveling in Mexico," 21 Aug. 2019 Infected humans can serve as a source of the virus for uninfected mosquitoes. Abdur Rahman Jahangir, BostonGlobe.com, "Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak," 31 July 2019 Infected humans can serve as a source of the virus for uninfected mosquitoes. Washington Post, "Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak," 31 July 2019 At the time, fish health experts determined salmon byproducts could carry the virus, which could then be transmitted to wild salmon, with potentially dire consequences for both wild fish and uninfected fish farms. Andrew Hetherington, National Geographic, "Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer?," 1 May 2019

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1625, in the meaning defined above

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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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