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uncharged

[uhn-chahrjd] /ʌnˈtʃɑrdʒd/
adjective
1.
not charged, especially with electricity; electrically neutral:
an uncharged battery; an uncharged particle.
Origin of uncharged
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English: unburdened, uncalled; see un-1, charged

uncharge

[uhn-chahrj] /ʌnˈtʃɑrdʒ/
verb (used with object), uncharged, uncharging. Obsolete.
1.
to acquit.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English unchargen; see un-2, charge
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Examples from the Web for uncharged
Historical Examples
  • Its victims are native born Americans, uncharged with crime.

  • An uncharged SO4 radicle would react with the water present, and sulphuric acid would be formed and oxygen liberated.

  • We say, then, that the grid is uncharged or is at “zero potential,” meaning that it is zero or nothing in possibility.

  • Ordinarily, the positive and negative charges are equal so that the atom is in a neutral or uncharged condition.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • According to Symmer, an uncharged body contains an equal quantity of two different electrical fluids.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • He went out of the warehouse, carrying the bag which was again loaded with uncharged stun-pistols.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • The ions exhibit none of the chemical properties of the uncharged radicle.

British Dictionary definitions for uncharged

uncharged

/ʌnˈtʃɑːdʒd/
adjective
1.
(of land or other property) not subject to a charge
2.
having no electric charge; neutral
3.
(archaic) (of a firearm) not loaded
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