Definition of unbroken in English:


Line breaks: un|broken
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbrəʊk(ə)n


  • 1Not broken, fractured, or damaged: an unbroken glass
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    • MMA can also be absorbed through even unbroken skin, do permanent damage to the nail's molecular structure and be further absorbed into the body.
    • Doctors are worried because the gene causes the spread of MRSA between healthy people with unbroken skin who would not normally be expected to pick up infections in this way.
    • Served hot, those mouth-watering dumplings are juicy, and the unbroken skin of each xiao long bao holds plenty of flavorsome broth inside.
  • 3(Of a horse) not tamed or accustomed to being ridden.
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    • Kind of like trying to ride an unbroken horse, it is going to take a while for both of you to get used to one another.
    • Five judges and you will watch as 10 young unbroken horses enter the arena and meet the clinician for the first time.
    • She picked up lizards, rode dangerously stupid unbroken horses, and attempted big jumps on her bike without batting an eyelid.
  • 4(Of land) not cultivated.
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    • The jeep sped on across barren, unbroken terrain, then its headlights revealed a building up ahead, a large warehouse with corrugated metal walls and roof.
    • The park protects a vast tract of unbroken tussock grassland that, due to farming and ploughing, is now rare and vulnerable in New Zealand.
    • In my rearview mirror, as I drove away, I couldn't help noticing how that dying rabbit seemed to brace the tree it lay against, and the unbroken, wild landscape beyond.



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  • But the nature of eternity seems to consist precisely in remaining unbrokenly the same throughout the whole course of time.
  • Lying flat on his back, he stared up into the unbrokenly blue sky falling over the edge of the corn.
  • It has a thriving tourist industry, its hotel-backed beach running almost unbrokenly up to Benicarló.


Pronunciation: /-ənnɪs/
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  • Because of unbrokenness, we can find it very difficult to share our real spiritual need with others.
  • It's only because we imagine some state of unbrokenness that we think brokenness is tragic.
  • We have insisted all along that unbrokenness at the lower level is a condition of and not an argument against the presence and effectiveness of higher organizing factors.

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