un·​con·​fined | \ ˌən-kən-ˈfīnd How to pronounce unconfined (audio) \

Definition of unconfined

: not held back, restrained, or kept within confines : not confined unconfined joy … her black hair flowed about her unconfined.— Wilkie Collins

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Recent Examples on the Web The thin wall acts as a waveguide for the sound wave and slows its speed compared to an unconfined sound wave. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 2 Mar. 2022 Saturday: The power of a Saturday is undeniable, the possibilities not endless but at least unconfined by my morning alarm. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 16 Apr. 2021 Instead of being stuffed in a fear-inducing box, a cat can now be carefully wrapped in this bag that keeps it safe while also allowing room for the animals to move freely with an unconfined head. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 19 Jan. 2018 Press conferences from the scientists ranged from dry detachment to completely unconfined excitement, and the public was along for all of it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 5 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of unconfined

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Unconfined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconfined. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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