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
They're planning to build roads over thousands of acres of unprotected land.
If your computer is unprotected, you're likely to get a virus.
Recent Examples of unprotected from the Web
Opportunist hackers are amateurs and professionals who spend hours a day running random scams on the Internet looking for unprotected home computers.
This is the guy who thought trading Tim Thomas and an unprotected first-round draft pick for Eddy Curry was a good idea.
The Golden Knights were able to negotiate with the other teams, agreeing to avoid certain unprotected players in exchange for draft picks or prospects.
The Islanders left several young forwards unprotected but sent forward Mikhail Grabovski, defenseman Jake Bischoff, a first-round pick in 2017 and second-round pick in 2019 to Vegas, who then selected Berube.
D.C. United picked him up in the 2014 Dispersal Draft, then left him unprotected for the 2014 Expansion Draft a month later.
Winners Calgary's list of unprotected players didn't leave much to be desired, but the Flames still got off remarkably easy.
Marchessault is one of a handful of Florida players who were left unprotected by the team and up for grabs by the new Vegas Golden Knights.
Vegas has to choose 30 players, including one from each team, and must select a minimum of 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies from lists of unprotected players (full NHL list here). ...
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First Known Use of unprotected
UNPROTECTED Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of unprotected
: not protected; especially : performed without measures to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease unprotected sexual intercourse
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