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undone1

[uhn-duhn] /ʌnˈdʌn/
adjective
1.
not done; not accomplished or completed.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English un-dun. See un-1, done

undone2

[uhn-duhn] /ʌnˈdʌn/
verb
1.
past participle of undo.
adjective
2.
brought to destruction or ruin.

undo

[uhn-doo] /ʌnˈdu/
verb (used with object), undid, undone, undoing.
1.
to reverse the doing of; cause to be as if never done:
Murder once done can never be undone.
2.
to do away with; erase; efface:
to undo the havoc done by the storm.
3.
to bring to ruin or disaster; destroy:
In the end his lies undid him.
4.
to unfasten by releasing:
to undo a gate; to undo a button.
5.
to untie or loose (a knot, rope, etc.).
6.
to open (a package, wrapping, etc.).
7.
Archaic. to explain; interpret.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English undōn; cognate with Dutch ontdoen. See un-2, do1
Related forms
undoable, adjective
Can be confused
undo, undue.
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British Dictionary definitions for un done

undo

/ʌnˈduː/
verb (mainly transitive) -does, -doing, -did, -done
1.
(also intransitive) to untie, unwrap, or open or become untied, unwrapped, etc
2.
to reverse the effects of
3.
to cause the downfall of
4.
(obsolete) to explain or solve
Derived Forms
undoer, noun

undone1

/ʌnˈdʌn/
adjective
1.
not done or completed; unfinished

undone2

/ʌnˈdʌn/
adjective
1.
ruined; destroyed
2.
unfastened; untied
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Word Origin and History for un done

undo

v.

Old English undon "to unfasten and open" (a window or door), "to unfasten by releasing from a fixed position," from un- (2) + do (v.). The notion is of "to annul something that was done." Related: Undone; undoing.

undone

adj.

"not accomplished," c.1300, from un- (1) + done. The same word meaning "destroyed" is recorded from mid-14c., past participle adjective from undo.

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