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unbound

said of electrolytes, e.g. iron and calcium, and other substances which are circulating in the bloodstream and are not bound to plasma proteins so that they are available immediately for metabolic processes. See also calcium, iron.
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00001 K) a few million neutral xenon atoms, and then illuminate the cloud with a pulse of laser light containing just enough energy to unbind electrons and ions and create the plasma.
Performing on a near-bare stage, Fera's emotionally frustrated Connie and Murphy's surly, anti-social Mellors actually appear to grow into one another as they slowly unbind themselves from their respective social restraints, eventually thinking and acting as one joyous, single-minded soul.
gamma]b is the critical deformation causing the pair to unbind.