unmake

[ uhn-meyk ]
/ ʌnˈmeɪk /

verb (used with object), un·made, un·mak·ing.

to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
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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British Dictionary definitions for unmake

unmake
/ (ʌnˈmeɪk) /

verb -makes, -making or -made (tr)

to undo or destroy
to depose from office, rank, or authority
to alter the nature of

Derived forms of unmake

unmaker, noun
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