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unchain

[uhn-cheyn] /ʌnˈtʃeɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to free from or as if from chains; set free.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; un-2 + chain
Related forms
unchainable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unchain

unchain

/ʌnˈtʃeɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to remove a chain or chains from
2.
to set at liberty; make free
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Word Origin and History for unchain
v.

1580s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + chain (v.). Figurative sense of "to liberate" is recorded from 1793. Related: Unchained; unchaining.

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