verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of protect
Examples from the Web for unprotected
Why “sex with men” instead of “unprotected sex” or “sex with a stranger” or “sex with multiple partners”?The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The two had unprotected sex on multiple occasions, according to the woman.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV|Jacob Siegel|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were exposing the people of Bettiah to the unprotected dimensions of their cramped lives.
An unprotected person standing close to the contaminated areas would receive a lethal radiation dose within hours.The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Was it just an accident, or a warning to the world about unprotected lifelines?What Were Egypt’s Divers Up To With Underwater Cables?|Christopher Dickey|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The most unprotected object on the face of this earth is a house 285 when the furniture is going in.My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
By so doing the danger to the unprotected ends of the junctions is much less.
Placing the gun in his pocket, Shirley seized a tall, steel-legged stool to bring it down on Anzio's unprotected head.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Dee has suffered hard measure from those who have only judged of him in the last days of his unprotected distress.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
She knew her capabilities, well-tried in some sixty odd years of unprotected spinsterhood.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for unprotected (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unprotected (2 of 2)
Word Origin for protect
Word Origin and History for unprotected
mid-15c., from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere "to protect, cover in front" (see protection). International economics sense from 1789. Related: Protected; protecting.