Definition of unapprehended in English:


Line breaks: un|appre|hend¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnaprɪˈhɛndɪd


1Not perceived or understood.
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  • We are documenting the massive change that is happening, unapprehended, before our eyes.
  • The traumatic event is an unapprehended, and therefore unrealized moment in the history of the survivor that creates a rupture in the temporal continuity of the self.
2Not arrested for a crime.
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  • Later, Nicholas I similarly forbade the spread of serfdom to Siberia; any serf who could escape and settle in Siberia unapprehended became a state peasant.
  • When The Hours of the Day finishes, Rosales's killer is still unapprehended; as viewers we are denied closure.
  • They become visible people, rather than unapprehended criminals.

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