verb (used without object)
Skiing. to lessen downward force and friction between the skis and the snow by a quick upward or downward shifting of the body or by using bumps in the terrain.

1935–40; un-2 + weight

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It is correct that many colleges unweight grades so applicants are on a level playing field.
Repositioning in bed or while seated is necessary to unweight different parts of the body.
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