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

transitive verb

: to free from a difficulty or obstruction

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 Before Kaya Scodelario applies her springy makeup look, the British actress has a few pores to unclog. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2024 By unclogging your pores and promoting cell turnover, brush exfoliation can help soften the skin, control body acne, and even the skin’s complexion. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 The first uses ultrasonic waves to unclog your pores, while the second uses the same vibrations to push your serums and products deeper into the skin for better results. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Keep in Mind This drain cleaner takes two hours to unclog drains. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 It’s got 2 percent salicylic acid to unclog pores and bust through whiteheads and blackheads. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024 She also is first seen in the film unclogging a toilet with her bare hands, and by the end, she’s stained by blood more than once. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 To the tunnels! Spoiler: Nothing has worked (short of a historic global pandemic) to unclog our roads. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2024 However, as someone with dry, combination skin, finding a hydrating cleanser that also unclogs my pores has been a difficult process. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 2 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unclog was circa 1616

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“Unclog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclog. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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un·​clog ˌən-ˈkläg How to pronounce unclog (audio)
: to free from a difficulty or obstruction

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