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"untreated" in British English

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untreatedadjective

uk   /ʌnˈtriː.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
An untreated ​substance is not ​cleaned and has not had ​specialsubstancesadded to ​protect it or make it ​safe to use: untreated ​water/​sewage/​waste This ​wood is ​vulnerable to ​waterdamage because it's untreated. Untreated ​illnesses, ​injuries, ​people, or ​animals do not ​receivemedicaltreatment: untreated ​illness/​disease/​depression It is a ​form of ​anaemia which is ​nearly always ​fatal if ​left untreated.
(Definition of untreated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"untreated" in American English

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untreatedadjective

 us   /ʌnˈtri·t̬ɪd/
  • untreated adjective (WITHOUT MEDICINE)

not given ​medicaltreatment: Depression is a very treatable ​disease but if ​left untreated it can be ​deadly.
  • untreated adjective (NOT PROCESSED)

not ​changed, ​improved, or made ​safe by a ​specialprocess: untreated ​wood/​fabric Up to 80 ​times a ​year, the untreated ​overflow from the ​factory is ​dumped into the ​river.
(Definition of untreated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “untreated”
in Chinese (Simplified) (物质)未经处理的, 未经治疗的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (物質)未經處理的, 未經治療的…
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