un·test·ed | \ ˌən-ˈte-stəd \

Definition of untested 

: not put to a test : not proved by trial or experience untested new drugs an untested politician

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In a very tangible sense, Tesla views its production line as a laboratory for untested techniques. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?," 30 June 2018 Unbeaten and largely untested, Justify was easily justified as the 3-1 morning line favorite following Tuesday’s post position draw. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Justify benefits from Bob Baffert's buzz ahead of Kentucky Derby 2018," 1 May 2018 As a young and untested leader, Sanchez needs to bolster his leadership credentials ahead of the next general election in two years—a difficult task given the Socialists control only one-quarter of Parliament. Joseph Zeballos-roig, The New Republic, "How to Dig Up a Dictator," 11 July 2018 Landrieu has been criticized as a self-promoter, Patrick’s name would become synonymous with Bain Capital, and Kander could be dismissed as untested. Tina Nguyen, The Hive, "Barack Obama Is Quietly Getting into the 2020 Race," 11 June 2018 After all, Spigen is a new, untested compan... wait, Spigen has been making phone cases for 14 years! Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Spigen’s new iPhone X cases prey on your nostalgia for retro Apple gadgets," 15 May 2018 In the presence of his first ambitions, long plowed under, his determination to put his working life on the line on a single hilltop, untested but still his own, suddenly seemed logical. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine," 14 May 2018 But aside from Dillon Mitchell, much of those names are unproven and untested. OregonLive.com, "Oregon Ducks 2018 spring rewind: Wide receivers," 2 May 2018 Roberts last year injected himself with an untested gene therapy, according to the BBC. William Thornton, AL.com, "Biohacker CEO Aaron Traywick, Montevallo grad, found dead," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of untested

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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