1. Not having or using a seat belt: tests of unbelted dummies at various impact speeds.
2. Made or designed to be worn without a belt: She favors unbelted jackets.
3. Having no belt or having a belt that isn't buckled or tied: "wearing a midnight blue silk robe, unbelted, which swirled and flowed around her body" (Walter Kleine).
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.