un·​test·​ed ˌən-ˈte-stəd How to pronounce untested (audio)
: not put to a test : not proved by trial or experience
untested new drugs
an untested politician

Examples of untested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instructors have tried at times to find their own solutions to detecting AI in writing, using messy, untested methods to enforce rules, and distressing students. Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 9 Apr. 2024 However, their contents remained untested until recently, when researchers conducted a chemical analysis of samples taken from inside the artifacts. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2024 Haunting visions and ominous clues leave no one’s sanity untested. Alida Becker, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 But the new system was beset with delays, glitches and untested elements that needed to be modified. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Supporters like Lee acknowledged that despite the sweeping support from those inside the music industry and unanimous approval from the Tennessee Statehouse, the legislation is untested. Kimberlee Kruesi, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2024 This is a largely untested group of linebackers participating in spring practice. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 When the team revisited around 15 years later, there were an additional 14,000 untested wells serving the same region. Laura Paddison, CNN, 22 Mar. 2024 Will the goalie, Alexandar Georgiev, a promising but untested Bulgarian, hold up? Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 20 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untested was circa 1775

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“Untested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untested. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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