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unarmed

[uhn-ahrmd] /ʌnˈɑrmd/
adjective
1.
without weapons or armor.
2.
not having claws, thorns, scales, etc., as animals or plants.
3.
(of an artillery shell) not armed.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see un-1, armed

unarm

[uhn-ahrm] /ʌnˈɑrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive or relieve of arms; disarm.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English unarmen. See un-2, arm2
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  • People who run unarmed students over with tanks instead of talking.
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  • At the moment of his execution he is an unarmed prisoner.
  • He was unarmed, at her insistence, although dressed in his uniform.
British Dictionary definitions for unarmed

unarmed

/ʌnˈɑːmd/
adjective
1.
without weapons
2.
(of animals and plants) having no claws, prickles, spines, thorns, or similar structures
3.
of or relating to a projectile that does not use a detonator to initiate explosive action

unarm

/ʌnˈɑːm/
verb
1.
a less common word for disarm
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Word Origin and History for unarmed
adj.

c.1300, "with armor removed," from un- (1) "not" + armed.

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