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  1. not made.
  2. Falconry. unmanned(def 2).

Origin of unmade

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at un-1, made


verb (used with object), un·made, un·mak·ing.
  1. to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
  2. to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
  3. to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
  4. to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
  5. to change or alter the character of.

Origin of unmake

First recorded in 1350–1400, unmake is from the Middle English word unmaken. See un-2, make1
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  1. the past tense and past participle of unmake
  1. not yet made
  2. existing without having been made or created
  3. falconry another word for unmanned (def. 4)


verb -makes, -making or -made (tr)
  1. to undo or destroy
  2. to depose from office, rank, or authority
  3. to alter the nature of
Derived Formsunmaker, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmade


mid-13c., "not yet made," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of make. Unmake "to reduce to an unmade condition" is recorded from early 15c. (cf. Middle Dutch ontmaken, German entmachen); figurative sense of "to ruin" is recorded from c.1600.

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