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unlearn

[uhn-lurn] /ʌnˈlɜrn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to forget or lose knowledge of.
2.
to discard or put aside certain knowledge as being false or binding:
to unlearn preconceptions.
verb (used without object)
3.
to lose or discard knowledge.
Origin of unlearn
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, unlearn is from the late Middle English word unlernen. See un-2, learn
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unlearn

/ʌnˈlɜːn/
verb -learns, -learning, -learned (-ˈlɜːnd), -learnt
1.
to try to forget (something learnt) or to discard (accumulated knowledge)
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