unmedicated

adjective

un·​med·​i·​cat·​ed ˌən-ˈme-də-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce unmedicated (audio)
: not medicated : not treated with or involving the use of medication
unmedicated patients
unmedicated childbirth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pain tolerance amongst these people was the same as that in the unmedicated control group. Douglas Main, Discover Magazine, 7 Oct. 2011 Benedetti first established average pain tolerance in unmedicated study participants. Douglas Main, Discover Magazine, 7 Oct. 2011 Birth centers are typically staffed by midwives, focused on unmedicated births and regular reproductive care in comfortable non-hospital settings, without physicians, medication, or even much technology. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 2 Dec. 2022 Riley’s birth, at over 40 weeks, was intense—natural and unmedicated. As Told To Natasha Pearlman, Glamour, 29 Sep. 2022 One of the things that proponents of unmedicated childbirth like to remind you is that childbirth is a natural process. Susanna Wolff, The New Yorker, 12 July 2021 After giving birth to her first child through Caesarean delivery, Hardman had been preparing herself for an unmedicated birth with her second child for three years. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 23 June 2021 Many people have wonderful experiences with unmedicated home births, and many others have easy-breezy experiences with elective C-sections. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, 12 June 2021 What followed was a trip to my doctor’s office for a medically necessary, unmedicated dilation and curettage procedure to remove any tissue remaining in my uterus, and a wheelchair carting me back to the car. Jessica Zucker, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmedicated was in 1703

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Cite this Entry

“Unmedicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmedicated. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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