unprotected
adjective Date: circa 1593 1. lacking protection or defense <
unprotected troops
>
<
skin unprotected from the sun's rays
>
2. performed without the use of birth control to prevent pregnancy; also performed without the use of a condom to prevent spread of sexually transmitted disease <
unprotected sex
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unprotected — [un΄prə tek′tid] adj. 1. not protected or defended against injury, danger, loss, etc. 2. without the protection of a condom [unprotected sex] …   English World dictionary

  • unprotected — index dangerous, helpless (defenseless), indefensible, insecure, open (in sight), precarious …   Law dictionary

  • unprotected — [adj] defenseless caught, endangered, exposed, helpless, indefensible, in the line of fire*, like a sitting duck*, naked*, open, out on a limb*, powerless, pregnable, unarmed, unguarded, unsafe, vulnerable, weak, wide open*; concepts 555,576 …   New thesaurus

  • unprotected — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not protected or kept safe from harm. 2) (of sexual intercourse) performed without a condom …   English terms dictionary

  • unprotected — [[t]ʌ̱nprəte̱ktɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ, ADJ after v An unprotected person or place is not looked after or defended, and so they may be harmed or attacked. What better target than an unprotected girl, going along that river walkway in… …   English dictionary

  • unprotected — un|pro|tect|ed [ˌʌnprəˈtektıd] adj 1.) not protected against possible harm or damage ▪ Thieves often target unprotected vehicles. ▪ Part time workers are unprotected by this law. 2.) unprotected machines are not covered and could injure someone ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprotected — un|pro|tect|ed [ ,ʌnprə tektəd ] adjective 1. ) in danger of being harmed, damaged, attacked, or infected because you do not have suitable protection: Alone, Laurie felt unprotected. This contract leaves us too unprotected. 2. ) unprotected sex… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unprotected — adjective 1 something that is unprotected could hurt someone or be damaged: Unprotected machinery can be dangerous. 2 unprotected sex sex without a condom …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprotected — UK [ˌʌnprəˈtektɪd] / US [ˌʌnprəˈtektəd] adjective 1) in danger of being harmed, damaged, attacked, or infected because you do not have suitable protection Alone, Laurie felt unprotected. This contract leaves us too unprotected. 2) unprotected sex …   English dictionary

  • unprotected — un·pro·tect·ed prə tek təd adj not protected esp performed without measures to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease <unprotected sexual intercourse> …   Medical dictionary

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