un·​screened ˌən-ˈskrēnd How to pronounce unscreened (audio)
: not screened: such as
: not shut off or protected by a screen
an unscreened porch
unscreened windows
: not passed through a screening device or procedure
unscreened questions
unscreened luggage

Examples of unscreened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 21 Dec. 2020 The city of Pasadena has not been totally unscreened since the pandemic. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023 Earlier diagnosis drastically improves survival, but unfortunately unscreened cancers account for 80 to 90 percent of cancer deaths, says Harpal Kumar, president of the European wing of Grail, a health care company whose mission is to detect cancer earlier. WIRED, 30 Mar. 2023 Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure and to protect small babies when outdoors. Hartford Courant, 27 July 2022 What this means is that one-third of applicants go unscreened. Raghu Gollamudi, Forbes, 19 July 2022 The puck zipped by the goalie, near post, stick side, unscreened. Filip Bondy, Hartford Courant, 12 June 2022 Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure and to protect babies when outdoors. Keira Wingate, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2021 Kelly imagined the program wouldn’t work at restaurants and busy stores — places where unscreened customers far outnumber screened employees, unless the plan was to test them too. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unscreened was in 1648

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“Unscreened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscreened. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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