unmake

[uhn-meyk]
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verb (used with object), un·made, un·mak·ing.
  1. to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
  2. to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
  3. to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
  4. to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
  5. to change or alter the character of.

Origin of unmake

First recorded in 1350–1400, unmake is from the Middle English word unmaken. See un-2, make1
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Contemporary Examples of unmake

  • The economic meltdown that made him now threatens to unmake him.

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British Dictionary definitions for unmake

unmake

verb -makes, -making or -made (tr)
  1. to undo or destroy
  2. to depose from office, rank, or authority
  3. to alter the nature of
Derived Formsunmaker, noun
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