un·​re·​cov·​ered | \ˌən-ri-ˈkə-vərd \

Definition of unrecovered 

: not recovered unrecovered oil The stolen money remains unrecovered.

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The patent holder will then be left to eat whatever unrecovered costs remain. WSJ, "High Prices and Incentives for Cancer Drugs," 30 Sep. 2018 Flint has become one of the few American cities to remain unrecovered from the 2008 housing crash, with homes being sold for as little as $1.00. Eman Bare, Teen Vogue, "Flint Teens Describe Growing Up Without Clean Water," 15 June 2018 However, a motive in the triple homicide remains unclear, as does why Matthew’s remains went unrecovered for so long. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "Married Couple Killed in Home Invasion with Son Fatally Stabbed 40-Plus Times as He Tried to Flee," 15 May 2018 Tanks hidden underwater, on the other hand, often went unrecovered. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Family Salvages World War II Tanks for a Living," 14 Mar. 2018 In the event of total loss or an unrecovered theft, the insurance company is only obligated to pay replacement value for your car. Houston Chronicle, "CAR PRO: What is gap insurance? Do you need it?," 26 Jan. 2018 During the trial, the state offered tower-location data gleaned from the two unrecovered cellphones that appeared to show similar movements toward and away from the remote area of New Orleans East where the girl's body was found. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "New Orleans man found not guilty of murder, kidnapping in KIPP student's killing," 22 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unrecovered

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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