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[uhn-roof, -roo f]
verb (used with object)
  1. to take off the roof or covering of.
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Origin of unroof

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + roof
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Examples from the Web for unroofing

Historical Examples of unroofing

  • In truth I was exalted into a magician, unroofing the village, and baring its crime and wickedness to the eye of justice.

    Captain Canot

    Brantz Mayer

  • The wind was unroofing houses, blowing down trees, and filling the air with rubbish and dirt at a terrific rate.

  • A sudden wind was uprooting trees, unroofing houses, and carrying off all things before it.