un·​in·​fect·​ed ˌən-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce uninfected (audio)
: free from infection : not infected
an uninfected wound
an uninfected person

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pregnant women infected with the coronavirus were nearly 8 times as likely to die as their uninfected peers, according to a recent study published by BMJ Global Health. CBS News, 16 Mar. 2023 Scientists found that rats infected with the T. gondii parasite were more adventurous than their uninfected peers. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2021 Similarly, a mask covering only the mouth will fail to prevent an uninfected person from inhaling contaminated air. John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2020 She’s never shot an uninfected human before. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 13 Jan. 2023 Knowing the original version, however, isn’t crucial to enjoying the series, which is at its best when it’s not immersed in dodging and destroying the infected, as the zombies are called, as well as uninfected raiders who’ll do anything for food and supplies. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 12 Jan. 2023 Pregnant women with Covid face a sevenfold risk of dying compared with uninfected pregnant women, according to one large meta-analysis tracking unvaccinated people. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2023 But uninfected humans do have reason to be concerned about being hunted down and eaten. Charles Pulliam-moore, The Verge, 6 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninfected was in 1625

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“Uninfected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninfected. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


un·​in·​fect·​ed ˌən-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce uninfected (audio)
: free from infection
an uninfected infant
uninfected cells
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