[uhn-muhz-uh l]

verb (used with object), un·muz·zled, un·muz·zling.

to remove a muzzle from (a dog, cat, etc.).
to free from restraint, as speech or expression.

Origin of unmuzzle

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + muzzle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unmuzzle

Historical Examples of unmuzzle

  • They think the old man will be well enough to unmuzzle before noon, but he's been acting like a bad case of dog-days all morning.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for unmuzzle


verb (tr)

to take the muzzle off (a dog, etc)
to free from control or censorship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012