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unconfined

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Pronunciation: /ʌnkənˈfʌɪnd
 
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Definition of unconfined in English:

adjective

1Not confined to a limited space: sows should be unconfined at farrowing
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  • It is a beautiful, unconfined space open to unique aspects and perceptions.
  • The occupants enjoyed an expansive, unconfined space, spilling beyond the room's boundaries.
  • To prevent an emergency, buy an oversized nylon slip collar and attach your leash to both collars when you are walking in an unconfined area.
1.1(Of joy or excitement) very great: joy was unconfined
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  • Joy was unconfined in Edinburgh last night after Scotland recorded a momentous and record-breaking 21-6 victory over South Africa at a sodden Murrayfield.
  • Who will forget the scenes of unconfined joy as Ian Fitzgerald held what is now the Delaney Cup aloft last year and the sense of pride that swept through the county that day and has continued ever since.
  • Needless to say, there has been unconfined joy in Killala and the surrounding regions - as evidenced in last Saturday's colourful street party.

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