untraceable

adjective
un·​trace·​able | \ ˌən-ˈtrā-sə-bəl How to pronounce untraceable (audio) \

Definition of untraceable

: not able to be traced an untraceable phone call an untraceable source untraceable weapons

Examples of untraceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From renting office space to foreign governments and banks in Midtown Manhattan to arranging sweetheart real estate deals with unknown foreign nationals, Trump has created numerous conduits for untraceable influence over American policymaking. Washington Post, "How Trump has turned the presidency into an arm of his own business," 16 Oct. 2020 Moira, the over-the-top thespian who dresses in over-the top black-and-white ensembles topped with one of her wigs hung on the wall of her motel room, had an impressive vocabulary and an untraceable accent. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'Schitt's Creek' set seven-Emmy record because the comedy is simply the best," 21 Sep. 2020 Hemp is a form of cannabis that contains low or untraceable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that gives users a high. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, "Dallas-based Panda Biotech to develop nation’s largest hemp processing facility in Wichita Falls," 4 Sep. 2020 He was released on a bond and later deemed untraceable; Mansour was sentenced to death. Preeti Jha, CNN, "Asia's prisons are filling up with women. Many are victims of the war on drugs," 17 Aug. 2020 In one of the cases announced Thursday, officials said the military wing of Hamas, Al Qassam Brigades, tweeted its call for donations and told supporters that giving bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies would be untraceable and used for violent causes. Devlin Barrett, BostonGlobe.com, "US seizes currency it links to terror," 13 Aug. 2020 Many of those cases are in Tokyo, the world's most populous city, where fears persist that an untraceable outbreak could quickly spiral out of control. Kaori Enjoji And Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN, "Japan's coronavirus fatigue is fueling defiance in Tokyo, even as the case count rises," 7 Aug. 2020 With more than 100 new cases reported for several consecutive days — many of them untraceable — this wave was the most severe since the virus surfaced here in January. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "With virus flip-flops, Hong Kongers ponder whether their leaders are out to lunch," 30 July 2020 Equally as pressing is the emergence of ransomware – cyberattacks against businesses and government agencies that lock up customer, taxpayer or ratepayer data until the victim pays via untraceable Bitcoin for its release. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Florida musters resources to combat ransomware and protect data, elections," 19 Mar. 2020

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Untraceable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraceable. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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