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unlearn

[ uhn-lurn ]
/ ʌnˈlɜrn /
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verb (used with object)

to forget or lose knowledge of.
to discard or put aside certain knowledge as being false or binding: to unlearn preconceptions.

verb (used without object)

to lose or discard knowledge.

Nearby words

unlawful assembly, unlax, unlay, unlead, unleaded, unlearn, unlearned, unlearnt, unleash, unleavened, unless

Origin of unlearn

First recorded in 1400–50, unlearn is from the late Middle English word unlernen. See un-2, learn
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unlearn

/ (ʌnˈlɜːn) /

verb -learns, -learning, -learned (-ˈlɜːnd) or -learnt

to try to forget (something learnt) or to discard (accumulated knowledge)
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