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unfetter

[ uhn-fet-er ]
/ ʌnˈfɛt ər /
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verb (used with object)
to release from fetters.
to free from restraint; liberate.
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Origin of unfetter

First recorded in 1325–75, unfetter is from the Middle English word unfeteren.See un-2, fetter
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British Dictionary definitions for unfetter

unfetter
/ (ʌnˈfɛtə) /

verb (tr)
to release from fetters, bonds, etc
to release from restraint or inhibition
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