un·​reg·​u·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unregulated (audio)
 also  -ˈrā-
: not regulated: such as
: disorderly, chaotic
unregulated habits
an unregulated mind
: not controlled by regulation
unregulated fishing
an unregulated industry

Examples of unregulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there aren’t many protections for homeowners because the solar industry is still largely unregulated. Alana Semuels, TIME, 26 June 2024 Supplement manufacturers provide unregulated recommendations regarding supplement forms. Dahlia Rimmon, Parents, 24 June 2024 As one of the world's most popular adult platforms, Pornhub would surely be targeted for enforcement if found to be non-compliant, while smaller adult sites perhaps plagued by security risks and disincentivized to check IDs would go unregulated, the thinking goes. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 20 June 2024 In 2021, Maryland became one of the first states to place limits on forensic genetic genealogy, but the practice remains largely unregulated throughout the country. Matt Hubbard, Baltimore Sun, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for unregulated 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unregulated was circa 1623

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“Unregulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unregulated. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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