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Synonyms and Antonyms of unclog

  1. 1 to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions <unclog a bathroom drain with a cleaner> Synonyms clear, free, open, unplug, unstopRelated Words ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smoothNear Antonyms constrict, encumber, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), obstruct, trammel; barricade, blockadeAntonyms block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop

  2. 2 to free from obstruction or difficulty <unclog the way for more people to take advantage of the government program> Synonyms facilitate, grease, loosen (up), smooth, easeRelated Words accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticateAntonyms complicate

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