Definition of unscreened in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈskrēnd/


1Not subjected to testing or investigation by screening: a transfusion with unscreened blood
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  • Private commercial blood banks, often offering unscreened blood, are allowed to flourish in both Bangladesh and Pakistan because these countries do not have any national blood policy.
  • We used the practice's computerised records to compare age, body mass index, and blood pressure of the screened and unscreened populations.
  • In fact, it does not look into the treatment of diabetes, but is an investigation into the diagnosis of diabetes in an unscreened population.
1.1Not filtered or sorted using a screen.
Example sentences
  • While passengers on the flight are required to remove their shoes and submit to screening, the crates beneath their feet pass unscreened and uninspected onto the very same flight.
  • After screeners in Houston wrote to Congress about the managers who sent unscreened luggage onto planes, their complaints yielded only an investigation by those same managers, screeners said.
  • More than 80 bags went unscreened, one screener said.
2(Of a movie or television program) not shown or broadcast: copies of the unscreened episodes
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  • ITV denied this was the case, claiming that the run had been interrupted to make way for some live events (this was partly true) - and indeed the show did return after three months, but with only two of the four unscreened episodes.
  • There must be hundreds of unscreened episodes in the BBC archive.
  • THhe BBC last night disclosed a previously unscreened interview with the late weapons expert Dr David Kelly.
3Not provided with or hidden by a screen.
Example sentences
  • I lived in a two room plywood-floored apartment often inundated with big hunks of black soot which drifted into the unscreened windows from an absolutely undetectable source.
  • They were in the room, coming as they did through the unscreened window, drawn as they were by the available light.
  • Windows are unscreened, allowing flies and mosquitoes to come in.

Words that rhyme with unscreened

fiend, unweaned

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Syllabification: un·screened

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