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unmanned

[uhn-mand] /ʌnˈmænd/
adjective
1.
without the physical presence of people in control:
an unmanned spacecraft.
2.
Falconry. (of a captured hawk) untrained for hunting with a master; unmade.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; un-1 + manned

unman

[uhn-man] /ʌnˈmæn/
verb (used with object), unmanned, unmanning.
1.
to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of:
Constant conflict finally unmanned him.
2.
to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate.
Origin
1590-1600; un-2 + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for un manned

unman

/ʌnˈmæn/
verb (transitive) -mans, -manning, -manned
1.
to cause to lose courage or nerve
2.
to make effeminate
3.
to remove the men from
4.
(archaic) to deprive of human qualities

unmanned

/ʌnˈmænd/
adjective
1.
lacking personnel or crew an unmanned ship
2.
(of aircraft, spacecraft, etc) operated by automatic or remote control
3.
uninhabited
4.
(falconry) (of a hawk or falcon) not yet trained to accept humans
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Word Origin and History for un manned

unman

v.

1590s, "to deprive of the attributes of a human being," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning "to deprive of manly courage" is attested from c.1600; that of "to emasculate" is from 1680s.

unmanned

adj.

"not furnished with a crew," 1540s, from un- (2) + man (v).

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