un·​build ˌən-ˈbild How to pronounce unbuild (audio)
unbuilt ˌən-ˈbilt How to pronounce unbuild (audio) ; unbuilding

transitive verb

: to pull down : demolish, raze

intransitive verb

: to destroy something

Examples of unbuild in a Sentence

beavers were busily building dams, and local landowners were just as diligently unbuilding them
Recent Examples on the Web The upcoming simulation challenges players to unbuild a city, transforming old urban wastelands into rewilded natural space. Mark Hill, Wired, 6 Jan. 2022 The price/value ratio can build a brand and unbuild it too. Zenger News, Forbes, 17 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1608, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbuild was circa 1608

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Cite this Entry

“Unbuild.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuild. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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