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Definition of "unprotected" []

  • Not protected; open to assault, injury, damage, or theft. (adjective)
  • Engaged in without taking precautions against the risk of pregnancy or infection by sexually transmitted disease. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unprotected" in a sentence
  • "It is a really sad fact that all the while this misunderstanding has left many homes totally unprotected from the risk of electric shocks."
  • "The longer the sex trade stays underground, the more profit is made for criminals, with the workers remaining unprotected from the pimps or the johns."
  • "A second woman has filed suit against Roberto Alomar, alleging that he knowingly engaged in unprotected sex despite knowing he is HIV-positive."