un·​med·​i·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈme-də-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce unmedicated (audio) \

Definition of unmedicated

: not medicated : not treated with or involving the use of medication unmedicated patients unmedicated childbirth

Examples of unmedicated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Taking Our Babymoon Helped Us Grieve After a Miscarriage," 9 Sep. 2020 There’s the reality of what an unmedicated birth entails: many hours of intense pain, with minimal interventions to speed the process along. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know," 19 Mar. 2020 Maybe the doctor had forgotten gauze or a plastic glove in there; the possibility seemed as plausible as an unmedicated C-section now did. Rachel Somerstein, Longreads, "How to Survive a Vivisection," 9 Oct. 2019 Rawley, a chow mix in Oakland, Calif., can no longer handle it unmedicated. Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, "Fireworks are America’s favorite face exploding, dog torturing, bird murdering way to celebrate its birthday," 1 July 2019 But the very unmedicated Paige Emery of Echo Park had an entirely different goal in mind. Ruth Sowby, Glendale News-Press, "On the Town: Bingo night sells out, raises funds for veterans’ programs," 29 Aug. 2017 A Sun Sentinel investigation last year found that Armor has left severely mentally ill inmates unmedicated and malnourished despite having the authority to help them. Rafael Olmeda, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Under threat of contempt, jail forced to get treatment for sick inmate," 8 Aug. 2017 Doing something as insane as unmedicated birth or breastfeeding for a year is ambition, a truly bonkers and insane drive to succeed. Jen Gann, The Cut, "Breastfeeding Is for Overachievers," 7 Aug. 2017 In fact, after about 24 hours of unmedicated labor, her doula made a suggestion. Susan Scutti, CNN, "'Gentle' C-sections are growing in popularity," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of unmedicated

1703, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2020

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“Unmedicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmedicated. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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