un·​re·​strict·​ed ˌən-ri-ˈstrik-təd How to pronounce unrestricted (audio)
: not having limits : not subject to restriction : not restricted
unrestricted areas
an unrestricted discussion

Examples of unrestricted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scripps, though, still has cash in the bank, listing $3.4 billion in unrestricted cash and investments compared to $3.3 billion for the same period in 2022. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2023 This unrestricted access makes the device both useful to security researchers and criminal hackers interested in uncovering iOS software vulnerabilities. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 30 Aug. 2023 All of Westbrook, Leonard and George can be unrestricted free agents after this season, as with Harden himself. Morten Stig Jensen, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Most donations to religious institutions are unrestricted. Samuel Brunson, The Conversation, 8 Nov. 2023 The history of bears in Maryland follows a familiar pattern: The abundant population that existed when settlers arrived was nearly wiped out by unrestricted hunting and clearing of forest habitat for farming that began in the 1600s and 1700s and continued into the early 1900s. Steven Hill, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 The 34-year-old Harden will become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2023 And Harden will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 New measures likely will increase the cost of unrestricted medications and possibly lead to short-term shortages. Dasha Litvinova, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrestricted was in 1750

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“Unrestricted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestricted. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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