Definition of unascertained in English:

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unascertained

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnasəˈteɪnd/

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adjective

Not confirmed or ascertained; unknown.
Example sentences
  • There is no basis for asserting that Allianz had any right to any ascertained or unascertained part of the sponsorship money.
  • In view of the extreme rarity of three deaths without explanation occurring in the same family I have given the cause of death as unascertained pending further investigations.
  • We used to call this sudden infant death syndrome, but some coroners are turning away from that and saying the cause of death is unascertained because that is a more honest reflection of the situation.

Derivatives

unascertainable

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnasəˈteɪnəb(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The cause I gave was unascertainable due to decomposition.
  • The results of a post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was unascertainable and a file has now been passed to the coroner.
  • I mean, this is a legislative framework that refers everybody through an unascertainable process where we're not certain whether there'll be any uniformity about it.

Words that rhyme with unascertained

ingrained, self-contained, self-restrained, self-sustained, unconstrained, undertrained, undrained, unexplained, unfeigned, unrestrained, unstained, unstrained, unsustained, untrained

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