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 The new mRNA injections, if authorized, would be delivered to millions of healthy, uninfected Americans, most of whom were unlikely ever to develop severe disease. Brendan Borrell, The Atlantic, 19 Jan. 2022 In contrast, only 50 percent of uninfected ticks survived, reports Lauren Barry for Audacy. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Jan. 2022 However, after 12 months, 4% of the infected compared to 2% of the uninfected had symptoms. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 July 2021 The infected Halsey sailors are being isolated, and the uninfected crew members remain aboard, the Navy said. James Hookway, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2021 Health officials also shortened the quarantine period for certain uninfected Americans who were exposed to the virus. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 My mind-numbing and costly project to keep him uninfected prior to his vaccinations had proven an abject failure. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 16 Dec. 2021 Myocarditis can also be caused by Covid itself; A CDC study published in September found that kids under 16 who were infected with Covid were 37 times more likely to develop myocarditis than their uninfected peers. NBC News, 29 Oct. 2021 Another study by researchers at Yale University published online by the journal Nature on Oct. 11 compared immune responses from convalescent Covid-19 patients who also received vaccines with those from uninfected people who had been vaccinated. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2021

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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 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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