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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.
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Origin of unmake

First recorded in 1350–1400, unmake is from the Middle English word unmaken. See un-2, make1
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Related Words for unmake

obliterate, topple, demolish, overthrow, wreck, erase, smash, destroy, extinguish, bulldoze, scatter, dynamite, dismiss, impeach, unseat, demote, dethrone, depose, transport, disband

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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
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Derived Formsunmaker, noun
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