un·op·posed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈpōzd \

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.Consumer Reports

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Ficker, an attorney who ran unopposed for the GOP nomination for the top elected post in Maryland’s largest jurisdiction, was one of three Republicans who sought to use the county’s new public campaign financing system. Jennifer Barrios, Washington Post, "Robin Ficker says he will receive public money for Montgomery executive race," 3 July 2018 Cooley ran unopposed for a Flagler Beach commissioner’s position and was officially elected to the post on Jan. 19, according to the Palm Beach Observer. Marco Santana,, "Flagler Beach commissioner arrested, charged with domestic battery," 30 June 2018 David Wiggins ran unopposed for the Republican nomination. Ian Duncan,, "Incumbent John Anderson well ahead in race to secure Democratic nomination for Baltimore sheriff," 27 June 2018 Coffman, who is running unopposed for the Republican nomination, will face off against the winner of a Democratic primary fight between energy and strategy consultant Levi Tillemann and attorney and former Army Ranger Jason Crow. Rob Tornoe,, "2018 Election: Primaries in New York, Maryland, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi and South Carolina," 26 June 2018 Among the Democrats, state Sen. Billie Sutton and former judge Tim Bjorkman ran unopposed for governor and House. The Washington Post,, "8 primaries: Results roll in for key House, Senate races," 5 June 2018 Getting in August, is running unopposed for District 1. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Charter school advocates spend big in county Board of Education race," 2 June 2018 Judge Jupiter was serving her second term as a Civil District Court judge, after running unopposed for reelection in 2014. Laura Mcknight,, "Orleans Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter dies after long illness," 18 May 2018 Incumbents Kevin Beiser and Michael McQuary are running unopposed for re-election to the San Diego Unified School District board. Joshua Stewart,, "Voting is a formality in some June races, as candidates will be elected outright or automatically advance to November," 23 Apr. 2018

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1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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