un·​sprayed ˌən-ˈsprād How to pronounce unsprayed (audio)
: not sprayed
unsprayed crops

Examples of unsprayed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a 2016 study in a Swiss forest, researchers sprayed some trees’ leaves with a particular isotope of carbon and found that isotope showed up in unsprayed neighbors. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 13 Feb. 2023 Pickle notes • Vegetables should be firm and snapping-fresh, and of course, unsprayed and unwaxed. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsprayed was in 1894

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“Unsprayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsprayed. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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