unopposed

adjective un·op·posed \ ˌən-ə-ˈpōzd \
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of unopposed

1 : not opposed
  • an unopposed invasion
: having no opponent
  • a politician who is running for election unopposed
2 medical : being or relating to estrogen replacement therapy in which a progestin (such as medroxyprogesterone acetate) is not coadministered to reduce the potential risks (such as endometrial cancer) associated with estrogen used alone
  • A woman who has had her uterus removed can take the estrogen "unopposed"—that is, without the addition of progestin.
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First Known Use of unopposed

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unopposed

adjective un·op·posed \ -ə-ˈpōzd \

medical Definition of unopposed

: being or relating to estrogen replacement therapy in which a progestin (as medroxyprogesterone acetate) is not coadministered to reduce the potential risks (as endometrial cancer) associated with estrogen used alone

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