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unmade

[uhn-meyd] /ʌnˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
not made.
2.
Falconry. unmanned (def 2).
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see un-1, made

unmake

[uhn-meyk] /ʌnˈmeɪk/
verb (used with object), unmade, unmaking.
1.
to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
2.
to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
3.
to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
4.
to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
5.
to change or alter the character of.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English unmaken. See un-2, make
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  • What you are saying is that once it is made it cannot be unmade.
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  • There exists a fear of confronting the specifics of these cultural origins, for what has been made can be unmade.
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  • As researchers waited through the summer, permits were left unsigned and decisions unmade.
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  • It doesn't matter, she thought, and closed the door behind her on the unmade bed.
British Dictionary definitions for unmade

unmade

/ʌnˈmeɪd/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of unmake
adjective
2.
not yet made
3.
existing without having been made or created
4.
(falconry) another word for unmanned (sense 4)

unmake

/ʌnˈmeɪk/
verb (transitive) -makes, -making, -made
1.
to undo or destroy
2.
to depose from office, rank, or authority
3.
to alter the nature of
Derived Forms
unmaker, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmade
adj.

mid-13c., "not yet made," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of make. Unmake "to reduce to an unmade condition" is recorded from early 15c. (cf. Middle Dutch ontmaken, German entmachen); figurative sense of "to ruin" is recorded from c.1600.

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