- remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from.
- distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin or the first cousin of one’s parent. The grandchildren of one's first cousin are one's first cousins twice removed.
Origin of removed
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1. withdrawn, abstracted; isolated, solitary, apart.
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Examples from the Web for unremoved
It was a penny, undiscovered evidently, and unremoved by the valet.The Man Who Lost Himself
H. De Vere Stacpoole
Her bonnet was unremoved, her hands clasped on her knees; dry tears in her eyes.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel
The fireplace was kept, after the common American way, full of unremoved wood ashes.A Diplomatic Adventure
S. Weir Mitchell
A hundred and eighty bodies of Swiss lie piled there; naked, unremoved till the second day.The French Revolution
The gentle breath of peace would leave him on the surface, neglected and unremoved.English Satires
- separated by distance or abstract distinction
- (postpositive) separated by a degree of descent or kinshipthe child of a person's first cousin is his first cousin once removed
Word Origin and History for unremoved
"distant in relationship" (by some expressed degree), 1540s, from past participle of remove (v.). Meaning "remote, separated, secluded" is from 1610s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper