unclog

[ uhn-klog, -klawg ]
/ ʌnˈklɒg, -ˈklɔg /

verb (used with object), un·clogged, un·clog·ging.

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.

to become unclogged: I can't wash the dishes until the drain unclogs.

Nearby words

  1. unclean,
  2. uncleanly,
  3. unclear,
  4. unclench,
  5. uncloak,
  6. unclose,
  7. unclosed,
  8. unclothe,
  9. unclothed,
  10. unclubbable

Origin of unclog

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

Related formsun·clog·ger, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unclog

unclog

/ (ʌnˈklɒɡ) /

verb -clogs, -clogging or -clogged

(tr) to remove an obstruction from (a drain, etc)
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