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unchecked

adjective uk   /ʌnˈtʃekt/ us  
describes something harmful that is continuing or increasing without or despite any limits or attempts to prevent it: If present trends go/continue unchecked there will be a major epidemic of heart disease in the next five years. The war raged on, unchecked by the UN's efforts to stop it.
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