uncontrolled

uncontrolled
[[t]ʌ̱nkəntro͟ʊld[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n, ADJ after v, v-link ADJ If you describe someone's behaviour as uncontrolled, you mean they appear unable to stop it or to make it less extreme.

His uncontrolled behavior disturbed the entire class...

Julia blows her nose, but her sobbing goes on uncontrolled.

2) ADJ-GRADED If a situation or activity is uncontrolled, no-one is controlling it or preventing it from continuing or growing.

The capital, Nairobi, is choking on uncontrolled immigration.

...the central bank's uncontrolled printing of money.

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