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[uhn-meyk] /ʌnˈmeɪk/
verb (used with object), unmade, unmaking.
to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
to change or alter the character of.
Origin of unmake
1350-1400; Middle English unmaken. See un-2, make Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unmake
  • And my colleagues, you know that it will take many more years to unmake it.
  • It can make aud unmake laws, but cannot give away or impair the rights of the people.
  • We neither mean to set up nor to put down, neither to make nor to unmake, but to have nothing to do with them.
  • It lies in the power of the individual to make or unmake his life, and he alone can solve the secret of his personality.
  • In other words, humans cannot make and unmake religion.
  • Business executives make and unmake deals over food.
British Dictionary definitions for unmake


verb (transitive) -makes, -making, -made
to undo or destroy
to depose from office, rank, or authority
to alter the nature of
Derived Forms
unmaker, noun
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