[ uhn-klog, -klawg ]
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verb (used with object),un·clogged, un·clog·ging.
  1. to free of an obstruction or impediment: to unclog a drain; to unclog rush-hour traffic.

verb (used without object),un·clogged, un·clog·ging.
  1. to become unclogged: I can't wash the dishes until the drain unclogs.

Origin of unclog

First recorded in 1600–10; un-2 + clog

Other words from unclog

  • un·clog·ger, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unclog


/ (ʌnˈklɒɡ) /

verb-clogs, -clogging or -clogged
  1. (tr) to remove an obstruction from (a drain, etc)

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