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Origin of unbarred

First recorded in 1540–50; un-1 + barred


verb (used with object), un·barred, un·bar·ring.
  1. to remove a bar or bars from; open; unlock; unbolt: to unbar a door.

Origin of unbar

First recorded in 1300–50, unbar is from the Middle English word unbarren. See un-2, bar1
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verb -bars, -barring or -barred (tr)
  1. to take away a bar or bars from
  2. to unfasten bars, locks, etc, from (a door); open
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