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unattended

[uhn-uh-ten-did] /ˌʌn əˈtɛn dɪd/
adjective
1.
without attendance; lacking an audience, spectators, etc.:
an unattended meeting.
2.
not accompanied; not associated with, as a concomitant effect or result:
a flash of lightning unattended by thunder.
3.
not cared for or ministered to:
unattended patients; an unattended injury.
4.
not taken in charge; not watched over:
an unattended switchboard.
5.
not accompanied, as by an attendant or companion; alone:
The queen was unattended.
6.
unheeded; not listened to; disregarded:
unattended warning signals.
7.
not tended to; not done or carried out, as a task (usually followed by to):
He left his studies unattended to.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; un-1 + attend + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for unattended to

unattended

/ˌʌnəˈtɛndɪd/
adjective
1.
not looked after or cared for
2.
unaccompanied or alone
3.
not listened to
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Word Origin and History for unattended to

unattended

adj.

c.1600, "alone, unaccompanied," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of attend. Meaning "with no one in attendance" is from 1796.

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