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unshell

[ uhn-shel ]
/ ʌnˈʃɛl /
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verb (used with object)
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
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How to use unshell in a sentence

  • 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
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