uninfected

adjective

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

Examples of uninfected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The infected and uninfected ferrets shared air, but did not have direct contact with each other. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 10 June 2024 It’s believed that milking machines, which are not cleaned after each cow is milked, have been spreading the virus from infected to uninfected animals. Helen Branswell, STAT, 5 June 2024 Then, scientists transferred them to a new feeding membrane that contained uninfected blood. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2024 Legitimate scientists, such as virology experts uninfected by the conspiratorial fantasy that the virus originated in the lab, are aghast at the suspension of EcoHealth’s funding and the organization’s likely debarment, as well as the Democrats’ supine behavior. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for uninfected 

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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 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

uninfected

adjective
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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