unkennel

[uhn-ken-l]
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verb (used with object), un·ken·neled, un·ken·nel·ing or (especially British) un·ken·nelled, un·ken·nel·ling.

to drive (a fox or other animal) from a den or lair.
to release from or as if from a kennel: to unkennel hounds before a hunt; to unkennel a gang of cutthroats.
to make known; disclose or uncover.

verb (used without object), un·ken·neled, un·ken·nel·ing or (especially British) un·ken·nelled, un·ken·nel·ling.

to come out of a kennel, den, lair, or the like.

Origin of unkennel

First recorded in 1570–80; un-2 + kennel1
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unkennel

verb -nels, -nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled (tr)

to release from a kennel
to drive from a hole or lair
rare to bring to light
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