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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Even proponents acknowledge that their legality is untested. NBC News, "Rural America is mad about proposed gun laws. So they're creating 'gun sanctuaries.'," 25 May 2018 But the hurdle for its use is high, and its scope is untested. Alessandro Speciale, Bloomberg.com, "ECB Prepares for Italy Standoff With Populists on Brink of Power," 23 May 2018 Tabor and Jamal Agnew, the Lions’ second- and fifth-round picks last year, are mostly untested. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "NFL draft preview: Deep DB class could intrigue Detroit Lions on Day 2," 24 Apr. 2018 Welter is untested in the big leagues of U.S. symphony orchestras and, indeed, has never played with a full-sized professional orchestra, let alone as a principal. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "CSO hires new principal oboe, Willliam Welter, one of its youngest first chairs ever," 26 June 2018 Critics fear that could open up untested drugs to people with all sort of conditions that could eventually have fatal outcomes if not treated, such as diabetes. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "House Approves Giving Terminally Ill Quicker Access to Experimental Drugs," 22 May 2018 The question to this day is untested in the court system. Katelyn Polantz, CNN, "Mueller has a lot of options besides indicting Trump. Here they are," 17 May 2018 Prosecutors said that Chin, while supervising the supposedly clean rooms in which NECC's drugs were made, directed staff to ship untested drugs, use expired ingredients, falsify cleaning logs and ignore mold and bacteria. Washington Post, "Massachusetts pharmacist tied to 2012 meningitis outbreak gets eight years in prison," 6 Mar. 2018 All the remaining untested products must be destroyed by Sunday. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Cheap cannabis products available before new California rules kick in," 27 June 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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