un·​re·​cov·​ered | \ ˌən-ri-ˈkə-vərd How to pronounce unrecovered (audio) \

Definition of unrecovered

: not recovered unrecovered oil The stolen money remains unrecovered.

Examples of unrecovered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And experts are growing increasingly concerned that there may be more at stake than unrecovered money. Lucien Bruggeman, ABC News, 5 Aug. 2021 Hedaya was the only victim left unrecovered when firefighters concluded their search for bodies Friday as, nearly a month after the collapse, the stories-high debris pile was cleared so that the building's entire foundation was exposed. NBC News, 22 July 2021 These works and one unrecovered drawing were stolen from the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum in Athens on January 9, 2012, in a sensational early-morning heist. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 July 2021 At the high end, one estimate has pegged the potential global gains in unrecovered taxes at over $500 billion annually. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 10 May 2021 While state officials say employers won’t have to cover unemployment benefits paid to fraudsters, taxpayers will still be on the hook for unrecovered funds. Greg Bishop, Washington Examiner, 8 Mar. 2021 Earth’s oceans are littered with hundreds of thousands of unrecovered mines dating back as far as World War I. Popular Science, 2 Dec. 2020 The shovels had nothing to do with hijacking; this was a cache of unrecovered firefighting equipment. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 16 Sep. 2020 It is rivaled only by larger companies like Conn’s HomePlus, Capital One and a handful of firms that buy unrecovered debts from banks and other creditors. Perla Trevizo, ProPublica, 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of unrecovered

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrecovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecovered. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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