Definition of untreated in English:



  • 1(of a patient, disease, or other condition) not given medical care.

    ‘untreated cholera can kill up to half of those infected’
    • ‘If the disease is untreated, the heart, brain and other organs can be damaged.’
    • ‘Heroin dependence remains a largely untreated medical condition in the United States.’
    • ‘Women who have gonorrhea can develop serious complications if the infection is untreated.’
    • ‘For this reason, one author has proposed that AMTDT only be used for untreated patients.’
    • ‘He divided the number needed to treat by the prevalence of unrecognised or untreated disease.’
    • ‘Pain in cancer patients is often untreated among older and minority patients.’
    • ‘Babies with untreated diabetes insipidus cannot say when they are thirsty, which means they can have a severe shortage of water.’
    • ‘The disease attacks the lungs and when left untreated, the disease kills the majority of those infected.’
    • ‘It is important to treat STIs, as untreated infections can have serious consequences, including infertility.’
    • ‘With monitoring, men have to live with the knowledge that they have untreated cancer and the risk of progression that in a few cases may be fatal.’
    • ‘Little is known about the long-term prognosis of patients with untreated bulimia.’
    • ‘For example, to show efficacy we could say that we must have untreated patients.’
    • ‘Therefore, we report the results of an MN assay for the first time in treated and untreated tuberculosis patients.’
    • ‘If the patient is untreated by the time symptoms appear, the disease is nearly always fatal.’
    • ‘A femoral hernia can cause serious medical problems if left untreated, even if there are no troublesome symptoms to begin with.’
    • ‘Cardiomyopathy and heart failure usually lead to death in untreated patients before one year of age.’
    • ‘It is likely that many of these individuals have undiagnosed and untreated medical problems.’
    • ‘Use a very low utility estimate for the untreated disease state.’
    • ‘If the infection is left untreated it may lead to pelvic pain, pain on intercourse or, occasionally, bleeding between periods.’
    • ‘About half of all children who develop asthma will grow out of it, but left untreated asthma can cause permanent scarring of the airways.’
    bare, plain, unpainted, unlacquered, unpolished, unfinished, raw, natural, matt
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  • 2Not preserved, improved, or altered by the use of a chemical, physical, or biological agent.

    ‘untreated sewage is pumped directly into the sea’
    • ‘It also admitted that a drinking water fountain had been pumping out untreated industrial water for nine months.’
    • ‘The previous inspections found both boats were dumping sewage, food waste and untreated water into the ocean.’
    • ‘Hazards can include jellyfish, cramp and hypothermia and sickness due to untreated sewage pollution.’
    • ‘Since then the sewage of more than half a million inhabitants has flowed untreated into the river.’
    • ‘It is a well-known fact that untreated sewage is the major cause of polluted rivers, the world over.’
    • ‘He said he was amazed to hear there were areas where untreated sewage is getting into a river.’
    • ‘The untreated sewage was taken from a septic tank beside a public toilet and dispersed with a muck spreader.’
    • ‘He said the problem lay at Zwelitsha and the municipality was pumping raw untreated sewage into the Buffalo River.’
    • ‘It was unclean water, untreated sewage and uncollected rubbish.’
    • ‘The Calder flows into the River Ribble near Clitheroe and carries untreated sewage for miles.’
    unprocessed, unpurified, crude, raw, natural, plain, coarse, rough, unworked, unprepared, unmilled, unfinished
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