/un mayk"/, v.t., 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.
[1350-1400; ME unmaken. See UN-2, MAKE]

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