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unattached

[uhn-uh-tacht] /ˌʌn əˈtætʃt/
adjective
1.
not attached.
2.
not connected or associated with any particular body, group, organization, or the like; independent.
3.
not engaged or married.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; un-1 + attached
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  • But they were free-standing, on public space beside the road, unattached to anyone's private house or garden.
  • Maybe the unattached, sacrificing description applies mostly to the the single students.
  • Now unattached to any political group, he still rages against poverty and corruption.
  • He still thought of himself as wild and unattached, but he was a creature of habit.
  • All galaxies must be filled with such planets that are unattached to any star.
  • The idea is the unattached ends of the wood clatter together nicely under the pecking.
  • Carpet pads can be divided into two broad categories: attached and unattached.
  • Store the propane lantern and the unattached propane cylinder in a box, milk crate, tote bag or other storage container.
  • Singles travel agencies organize cruises specifically for unattached adults.
  • Be prepared to negotiate as if you're unattached to the results.
British Dictionary definitions for unattached

unattached

/ˌʌnəˈtætʃt/
adjective
1.
not connected with any specific thing, body, group, etc; independent
2.
not engaged or married
3.
(of property) not seized or held as security or in satisfaction of a judgment
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Word Origin and History for unattached
adj.

late 15c., "not arrested or seized," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of attach. Meaning "not associated with any body or institution" is recorded from 1796; sense of "single, not engaged or married" is first attested 1874.

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