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unweave

[uhn-weev]
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verb (used with object), un·wove, un·wo·ven, un·weav·ing.
  1. to undo, take apart, or separate (something woven); unravel.
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Origin of unweave

First recorded in 1535–45; un-2 + weave
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

extricateunraveldisentangleunscrambleunwindloosenfreeuntangleuntwistunweaveuntwineunsnarlunbraidexplainsolvedisencumberdisembroil

Examples from the Web for unweaving

Historical Examples

  • How my neck used to ache when looking aloft, unweaving the intricacies of that splendid interior!

    Cathedral Cities of Spain

    William Wiehe Collins

  • In the weaving and unweaving of the web of war, it was necessary to begin all over again.

    The Enemies of Women

    Vicente Blasco Ibez