Definition of untreated in English:

untreated

Line breaks: un|treat¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtriːtɪd
 
/

adjective

  • 1(Of a patient, disease, or other condition) not given medical care: untreated cholera can kill up to half of those infected
    More example sentences
    • Heroin dependence remains a largely untreated medical condition in the United States.
    • Use a very low utility estimate for the untreated disease state.
    • Pain in cancer patients is often untreated among older and minority patients.
  • 2Not preserved, improved, or altered by the use of a chemical, physical, or biological agent: untreated sewage is pumped directly into the sea
    More example sentences
    • He said the problem lay at Zwelitsha and the municipality was pumping raw untreated sewage into the Buffalo River.
    • He said he was amazed to hear there were areas where untreated sewage is getting into a river.
    • It is a well-known fact that untreated sewage is the major cause of polluted rivers, the world over.

More definitions of untreated

Definition of untreated in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little