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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove or liberate from or as from a shell.
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Origin of unshell

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + shell
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unshell

Historical Examples

  • If we continue to unshell the kernel, we find, below this mineral layer, a last silken tunic that forms a globe around the brood.

    The Life of the Spider

    J. Henri Fabre