Properly past participle unballast.; Preface un- not + ballasted.
1.Freed from ballast; having discharged ballast.2.Not furnished with ballast; not kept steady by ballast; unsteady; as, unballasted vessels; unballasted wits. Unballasted by any sufficient weight of plan. De Quincey.
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Adjective unballasted (not comparable) Not loaded or stabilized with ballast. 1908, Allen Chapman, Bart Stirling's Road to Success: It was a rickety concern, was unballasted, and looked as if, loosely thrown together, it had never filled its original mission and had been practically abandoned. 1922, Bertrand W. Sinclair, The Hidden Places: Then, as if the clouds had discharged their aqueous cargo and rode light as unballasted ships, they lifted in aerial fleets and sailed away, white in a blue sky.
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