un·​man·​aged | \ ˌən-ˈma-nijd \

Definition of unmanaged

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

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If the vote fails, a range of outcomes can come next, including a second parliamentary vote, a disruptive, unmanaged exit, or even a second national referendum that could end with the U.K. keeping its EU membership. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Investors Prepare for Another Brexit Surprise," 27 Nov. 2018 This was an unplugged, untimed, unmanaged experience, complete with stops to sniff around and soak in the surroundings. Michael Easter, Outside Online, "What Happens When You Scrap Your Fitness Plan," 14 May 2018 Alternatively, if left unmanaged, Turkey can spoil America’s plans. James Stavridis, Time, "The Syrian Civil War Has Raged for 7 Years. This Is What the U.S. Can Do to Help End It," 12 Mar. 2018 Left unmanaged, stress can sneak up on you and significantly elevate your risk for depression, disease and premature death. NBC News, "The Life-Changing Realization That Leads to Health and Happiness," 13 Sep. 2017 Rural landfills, which are mostly open, unlined and unmanaged, spill across tundra and into nearby rivers, and hazardous materials leach into soil and water. The Economist, "A load of rubbishAlaska’s remote villages have a trashy problem," 7 Sep. 2017 When left unmanaged, type 2 diabetics may stop producing insulin altogether. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About a Diabetic Diet," 23 Aug. 2017 Forest of the Lynx Austria's remote Kalkalpen National Forest, the largest area of wilderness in the Alps, is being reclaimed by nature after more than 25 years of being left alone and unmanaged by humans. Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "'The Zookeeper's Wife' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 11 July 2017 For women without another form of health insurance, chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension may have gone unmanaged, which can negatively affect pregnancy outcomes. Anna Claire Vollers, AL.com, "Black babies die at 3 times the rate of white babies in Alabama and the gap is getting bigger," 18 June 2017

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmanaged was in 1598

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