un·​test·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈte-stəd How to pronounce untested (audio) \

Definition of untested

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The result would be an untested coalition never before attempted at the federal level run by an unproven new leader in Europe's biggest economy. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 15 June 2021 These women are doing the same thing with rape kit data as the nation processes warehouses full of untested evidence. Catherine Rentz, ProPublica, 15 June 2021 But many private companies have held back, wary of the fraught politics surrounding vaccine mandates and the untested legal issues involving vaccines cleared under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency authority. Author: Lisa Rein, Eric Yoder, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2021 Alabama in 2018 became the third state – along with Oklahoma and Mississippi – to authorize the untested execution method. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 This time around, the incident takes place at an anti-police brutality rally where police fire untested chemicals at protesters who gain superpowers. Terrence Sage, CBS News, 11 June 2021 Firstly, the entire RFP process is boiled down to a subjective emotional reaction of a single, untested commercial. Avi Dan, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Hicks has a reason to be displeased after already agreeing to take a pay cut for this season and then losing his job to an untested rookie. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 9 June 2021 San Diego police are not included; the department is handling it’s backlog of untested kits separately. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2021

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First Known Use of untested

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untested was circa 1775

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20 Jun 2021

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“Untested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untested. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of untested

: not yet shown to be good, strong, etc., by being used, placed in a difficult situation, etc.

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