untreated

adjective
un·​treat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈtrē-təd How to pronounce untreated (audio) \

Definition of untreated

: not treated untreated wastewater especially : not improved or controlled medically an untreated case of pneumonia untreated diabetic patients

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Synonyms & Antonyms for untreated

Synonyms

crude, native, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined

Antonyms

dressed, processed, refined, treated

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Social media use combined with undiagnosed or untreated mental health issues often leads to instances of cyberbullying. Michelle Pitcher, The Mercury News, "New center helps teens evolve in their mental health," 23 Aug. 2019 Without routine screening, many STDs go undiagnosed and untreated for some time. Stephanie Ebbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Planned Parenthood forgoes federal funding for STD treatment amid record high," 23 Aug. 2019 If untreated, rabies is fatal in animals and humans. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County officials are looking for man who moved a rabid raccoon in Pikesville," 20 Aug. 2019 The problems of undiagnosed and untreated HIV have gotten more attention this year. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Medical advances still haven’t stopped HIV epidemic in Alabama," 11 Aug. 2019 Left untreated, mental illness does play a significant role in mass shootings along with the widespread availability of guns, said Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, a psychiatrist at the nonprofit Stanley Medical Research Institute in Kensington, Maryland. CBS News, "Mental illness isn't main driver of mass shootings, experts say," 6 Aug. 2019 Left untreated, mental illness does play a significant role in mass shootings along with the widespread availability of guns, said Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, a psychiatrist at the nonprofit Stanley Medical Research Institute in Kensington, Maryland. Carla K. Johnson, The Denver Post, "Mental illness not main driver of mass shootings, experts say," 5 Aug. 2019 African Americans and Latinos are more likely to have undiagnosed or untreated HIV, so boosting awareness and use of PrEP is viewed as a key strategy for preventing infections. David Tuller, SFChronicle.com, "New protocol for HIV prevention drug reduces the number of pills required," 24 July 2019 And the majority go undiagnosed and untreated, said Dr. Lenard Adler, who is the director of the adult ADHD program at NYU Langone Health. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, "ADHD isn't a career killer. Just ask these executives," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of untreated

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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untreated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of untreated

: not getting medical care : without medical treatment
: not made better or safer by being treated with a chemical or other substance

untreated

adjective
un·​treat·​ed | \ -ˈtrēt-əd How to pronounce untreated (audio) \

Medical Definition of untreated

: not subjected to treatment an untreated disease

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