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unbroken

[uhn-broh-kuh n] /ʌnˈbroʊ kən/
adjective
1.
not broken; whole; intact.
2.
uninterrupted; continuous.
3.
not tamed, as a horse.
4.
undisturbed; unimpaired.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see un-1, broken
Related forms
unbrokenly, adverb
unbrokenness, noun
Synonyms
1. complete, entire.
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British Dictionary definitions for unbroken

unbroken

/ʌnˈbrəʊkən/
adjective
1.
complete or whole
2.
continuous or incessant
3.
undaunted in spirit
4.
(of animals, esp horses) not tamed; wild
5.
not disturbed or upset: the unbroken silence of the afternoon
6.
(of a record, esp at sport) not improved upon
7.
(of a contract, law, etc) not broken or infringed
Derived Forms
unbrokenly, adverb
unbrokenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unbroken
adj.

c.1300, in reference to vows or compacts, from un- (1) "not" + broken. Attested from late 15c. in reference to material things; 1510s in reference to courage, spirit, etc.; 1530s in reference to horses; 1560s in reference to the flow of time.

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