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  1. not charged, especially with electricity; electrically neutral: an uncharged battery; an uncharged particle.
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Origin of uncharged

1425–75; late Middle English: unburdened, uncalled; see un-1, charged


verb (used with object), un·charged, un·charg·ing. Obsolete.
  1. to acquit.
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Origin of uncharge

1275–1325; Middle English unchargen; see un-2, charge
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Historical Examples of uncharged

  • Its victims are native born Americans, uncharged with crime.

    Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)


  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for uncharged


  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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