unplugged

adjective

un·​plugged ˌən-ˈpləgd How to pronounce unplugged (audio)
: acoustic sense 2
an unplugged performance

Examples of unplugged in a Sentence

The band's latest album was unplugged.
Recent Examples on the Web California, for example, doesn’t account for greenhouse gases leaking out of unplugged oil wells or carbon emissions from biofuels, such as power plants that burn woody waste. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 She was struck by Cascais’ unplugged and somewhat sleepy feel, which was something she wasn’t accustomed to, and the fact that locals didn’t seem to use mobile phones at the market or cafes. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 There are more than 100,000 unplugged oil and gas wells across California, which are known to release cancer-causing chemicals and planet-warming methane. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2024 Seven out of eight companies in the state take this route, leaving an average of less than $13 in bonds for each of the state’s 150,000 unplugged wells. Mark Olalde, ProPublica, 22 Feb. 2024 The dyno test must start no more than an hour after the car is unplugged from the charging equipment. Evan Williams, Ars Technica, 2 Jan. 2024 But Danny Luna, a resident and community activist, said virtually all these properties sit on or near unplugged wells. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 With the 30th anniversary of his first album, Songs for the Daily Planet, arriving this year, Snider has decided to release those unplugged versions of his catalog. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 The ThinkPad trailed only the Dell in battery life, showing lengthy unplugged stamina for a desktop replacement system. Eric Grevstad, PCMAG, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unplugged was in 1968

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“Unplugged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplugged. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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unplugged

adjective
un·​plugged ˌən-ˈpləgd How to pronounce unplugged (audio)
: acoustic sense 2
an unplugged performance

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