unprotected

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adjective un·pro·tect·ed \ ˌən-prə-ˈtek-təd \

Definition of unprotected

1 :lacking protection or defense
  • unprotected troops
  • skin unprotected from the sun's rays
2 :performed without the use of birth control to prevent pregnancy; also :performed without the use of a condom to prevent spread of sexually transmitted disease
  • unprotected sex

Examples of unprotected in a Sentence

  1. They're planning to build roads over thousands of acres of unprotected land.

  2. If your computer is unprotected, you're likely to get a virus.

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First Known Use of unprotected

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UNPROTECTED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unprotected for English Language Learners

  • : not guarded or kept from something that can cause harm or damage

  • of sexual activity : done without using anything (such as a condom) that can prevent unwanted pregnancy or the spread of disease (such as AIDS)


Medical Dictionary

unprotected

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adjective un·pro·tect·ed \ -prə-ˈtek-təd \

medical Definition of unprotected

:not protected; especially :performed without measures to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease
  • unprotected sexual intercourse


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