un·​man·​aged | \ ˌən-ˈma-nijd How to pronounce unmanaged (audio) \

Definition of unmanaged

: not controlled or regulated : not managed an unmanaged forest unmanaged fisheries

Examples of unmanaged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Climate change will accelerate an urbanization boom that is already well underway—a trend that is frequently unmanaged and unsustainable. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, "India’s megacities aren’t prepared for a wave of climate migrants," 3 Sep. 2020 Over time, chronic and unmanaged stress can have harmful effects on your health and performance. Dallas News, "What you need to know about stress on the frontline," 19 Aug. 2020 Emily Bonilla, 43, the incumbent seeking a second term, bills herself as a protector of the environment and wildlife, and a guardian against harmful development, unmanaged growth and wealthy political insiders. Orlando Sentinel Staff, orlandosentinel.com, "Election 2020: Meet the candidates in key Central Florida primary races on Aug. 18," 4 Aug. 2020 The land, surrounded by roads and within earshot of the Gatwick Airport flightpath, will never match the traditional conception of unmanaged wilderness. Christopher Preston, The Atlantic, "Conservationists No Longer Agree on What ‘Wild’ Means," 9 Apr. 2020 Bhuyan stressed that people with chronic conditions such as diabetes or HIV should do their best to manage their disease, as leaving it unmanaged can compromise their immune system even further. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Immunocompromised? Here's how you can better protect yourself from COVID-19," 4 Apr. 2020 There had been precancerous tumors, open wounds, unmanaged heart conditions, and more than a dozen people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who kept wheezing for air. Eli Saslow, Washington Post, "‘Urgent needs from head to toe’: This clinic had two days to fix a lifetime of needs," 22 June 2019 Past the floor-length glass windows, there was grass and plants that had been left unmanaged. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Ashford Elementary in west Houston work to improve its TEA rating," 21 Jan. 2020 For unmanaged index funds, the company will develop alternatives that have a similar focus and investment returns, but include only companies that meet its sustainability standards. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of unmanaged

1598, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Unmanaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmanaged. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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