untested

adjective
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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These banks are taking a calculated risk to embrace an untested new market that is associated with a variety of hazards, itself a striking stance in the staid world of banking. Christina Rexrode, WSJ, "Small Banks’ New Money Maker: Bitcoin," 22 May 2018 Condos, more rare in a somewhat untested market, are also going up; Charlie West, a 123-unit version from the Elad Group and Mi&Co, which has its main entrance on West 43rd Street. C. J. Hughes, New York Times, "The Western Edge of Hell’s Kitchen Goes Residential," 26 Jan. 2018 The technology was untested in the courts, but the lawyer immediately thought of her clients, a woman whose son had been blocked from entering Britain when officials questioned the relationship between them. Nara B. Milanich, Time, "Paternity Testing Had a Long History Before Today’s DNA Kits. The Science Hasn’t Always Matched the Hype," 10 June 2019 Texas Austin: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a measure into law Tuesday that aims to eliminate the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas. USA TODAY, "Renters revolt, troublesome bras, deer in the john: News from around our 50 states," 5 June 2019 One of the leading advocates of this untested medical procedure was Cotton Mather, the Puritan preacher who had embarrassed... Mark Honigsbaum, WSJ, "The Founding Generation Also Had to Fight ‘Anti-Vaxxers’," 27 Apr. 2019 As a new piece of legislation enacted in May, GDPR violations are still relatively untested in courts so it’s unclear exactly how strong of a case these seven consumer groups have. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Google accused of GDPR privacy violations by seven countries," 27 Nov. 2018 Or too young and untested, like Alexandra Occasio-Cortez. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why It's Impossible to Be a Likeable Female Politician," 11 Jan. 2019 The features being integrated are fundamentally untested (because testing comes later), and have never been used with each other (because they were all developed separately in their own branches prior to the integration phase). Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it," 20 Oct. 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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untested

adjective

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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