un·​re·​cov·​ered ˌən-ri-ˈkə-vərd How to pronounce unrecovered (audio)
: not recovered
unrecovered oil
The stolen money remains unrecovered.

Examples of unrecovered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But sometimes a track is simply impossible for the human eye to see, and dead animals go unrecovered. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 7 Sep. 2023 The state of Saxony, where Dresden is located, claimed almost 89 million euros in damages for the pieces, some of which required repairs in addition to the pieces that remain unrecovered. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 16 May 2023 Many victims go unrecovered. Zachary T. Sampson, Sun Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2022 Atlanta police say investigators now believe a 24-year-old woman reported missing nearly two months ago was murdered at her last known location, but the body remains unrecovered, and a second suspect is at large. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 21 Sep. 2022 The latter’s liquidation left Silbert’s empire with unrecovered debts amounting to $1.2 billion that had to be transferred from Genesis to DCG in order to keep the operating company solvent. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 11 Jan. 2023 Lab examiners further determined Chambers' unrecovered gun fired eight times based on cartridges inside Miller’s vehicle. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Nov. 2022 The amount that remains unrecovered is equivalent to less than 1% of the company’s average annual revenue, according to testimony on behalf of Michigan’s attorney general before the MPSC. Sarah Alvarez, ProPublica, 23 Aug. 2022 The three unrecovered vehicles are believed to be in the colors Brittnay Blue and Grey. Navya Gupta, Detroit Free Press, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrecovered was in the 15th century

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“Unrecovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecovered. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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