un·​clog | \ ˌən-ˈkläg How to pronounce unclog (audio) \
unclogged; unclogging; unclogs

Definition of unclog

transitive verb

: to free from a difficulty or obstruction

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Examples of unclog in a Sentence

He had a procedure done to unclog his arteries. finding ways to unclog busy roads
Recent Examples on the Web About a dozen soldiers used cutters to help unclog the wire that had got entangled in bushes and other greenery along the border, before loading the rolls into a truck. Darko Bandic, ajc, 15 July 2022 After the clog was noticed, Creecy said hours were spent trying to unclog it with no success. Remington Miller, Arkansas Online, 28 June 2022 Salicylic acid goes deep into pores to unclog and clear them, while glycolic acid works to exfoliate the surface of the skin for a smooth and soft complexion. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 13 June 2022 An antibacterial body wash will have non-comedogenic ingredients to clean your skin and unclog your pores. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Soften first with shaving cream, foam or oil to guard skin and improve glide, rinse the razor's blades often to unclog and replace them about every two weeks for maximum safety and efficacy, the GH Beauty Lab recommends. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 The Federal Reserve is creating an emergency lending program to help unclog a short-term credit market that has been disrupted by the novel coronavirus outbreak. CBS News, 19 Mar. 2020 For them, the budget promises deficit reduction to cool the economy and tangible steps to unclog supply-chain bottlenecks that contribute to rising prices. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 Plus, regular exfoliation–which can unclog your pores—may make breakouts less likely. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unclog

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unclog was circa 1616

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19 Jul 2022

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“Unclog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclog. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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