untreated Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “untreated” in the English Dictionary

"untreated" in British English

See all translations


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

See all translations


 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…
What is the pronunciation of untreated?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day