American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not protected; open to assault, injury, damage, or theft.
- adj. Engaged in without taking precautions against the risk of pregnancy or infection by sexually transmitted disease.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not protected; not defended; not supported.
- adj. lacking protection or defense
“It is a really sad fact that all the while this misunderstanding has left many homes totally unprotected from the risk of electric shocks.”
“The longer the sex trade stays underground, the more profit is made for criminals, with the workers remaining unprotected from the pimps or the johns.”
“A second woman has filed suit against Roberto Alomar, alleging that he knowingly engaged in unprotected sex despite knowing he is HIV-positive.”
“Another contributing factor may be that some gay men pursue high-risk sexual behavior (i.e., deliberately courting danger or engaging in unprotected anal intercourse) precisely because it enhances their sexual enjoyment. 17”
“Anyway, the court held that whether ads are deceptive and thus unprotected is in “the sound discretion of the court.””
“But it may be countered by a positive: you may be able to keep some of the songs you download in unprotected formats and transfer them to other devices.”
“P2P lending requires the same degree of trust as indulging in unprotected sex.”
“The embassy has ordered its staff to wear flak jackets and helmets while outdoors or in unprotected buildings.”
“Thus, most of the troops must ride in unprotected “Wolfs” – the Mercedes Benz equivalent of the Land Rover.”
“The tiny, see-through Paedocypris fish have the appearance of larvae and have a reduced head skeleton, which leaves the brain unprotected by bone.”
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