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[uhn-weev] /ʌnˈwiv/
verb (used with object), unwove, unwoven, unweaving.
to undo, take apart, or separate (something woven); unravel.
Origin of unweave
First recorded in 1535-45; un-2 + weave Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These apples will not stand for the world to see that I picked them; your dairy work is unwoven like a dream.

    In the Border Country Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • Her maternal uncle then puts on her neck a string of unwoven unbleached cotton thread dyed with turmeric.

  • The ceiling was made of a variety of handsomely colored wools in the unwoven state, blended together with artistic effect.

  • Aunt Morin would question, question maddeningly, until the rainbow of her fairy-tale was unwoven.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • Over one of them the woven product passes as the loom is operated, while the other holds the unwoven warp.

  • From time to time the cords are untied and the unwoven portion straightened as the work progresses.

    Navajo weavers Washington Matthews

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