American English

Definition of unprotected adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not protected against being hurt or damaged They hunt in packs, attacking the old, sick and unprotected young animals.
  2. 2not covered to prevent it from causing damage or injury Machinery was often unprotected and accidents were frequent.
  3. 3(of sex) done without using a condom
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unprotected