unsterilized

adjective
un·​ster·​il·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈster-ə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce unsterilized (audio) \

Definition of unsterilized

: not made sterile : not sterilized unsterilized needles an unsterilized instrument

Examples of unsterilized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aim is to slow the spread of diseases like hepatitis C that can spread when inmates try to tattoo themselves or each other with unsterilized tools like electric motors and ballpoint pens and share contaminated needles. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 Animal shelters across the country have been battling a deacades-long pandemic of sorts dealing with the consequences of unvaccinated and unsterilized pets, from surrenders of pets to animal shelters to the needless euthanasia of homeless pets. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Sep. 2021 Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Out-of-control children were dosed with adult tranquilizers, administered through unsterilized needles, while many who fell ill received transfusions of unscreened blood. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of unsterilized

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsterilized was circa 1909

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“Unsterilized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsterilized. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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