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 Businesses also wanted to know what progress was being made in unclogging the backlog of unemployment claims. oregonlive, "Hundreds of Oregon businesses questioned Brown about lifting coronavirus restrictions, fulfilling unemployment benefits and delaying new corporate tax," 23 Apr. 2020 This anti-redness exfoliating solution is formulated to be nonirritating and to help clear acne, blackheads, and bumps by unclogging pores after cleansing. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "20 top-rated skincare products you can get at Paula’s Choice," 12 Mar. 2020 Shelter-in-place kept people out of cars, unclogging busy freeways and draining bridge toll revenue. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Cars, trains and uncertainty: How coronavirus will change Bay Area transit," 27 Apr. 2020 Speed up that slow computer Routine maintenance, such as cleaning out your computer with a can of compressed air, is a good way to unclog fans and clear circuit boards. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 tech spring cleaning tips for the quarantine era," 17 Apr. 2020 That may eventually offer some impetus to Mr. Moon’s original promises and unclog some... Mike Bird, WSJ, "Korea’s Historic Election Opens Opportunity to Break Corporate Strangleholds," 16 Apr. 2020 Salicylic Acid When applied to oily and acne-prone skin, the most commonly used beta hydroxy acid (BHA) works to lightly exfoliate, reduce breakouts, help smooth bumpy skin, and unclog pores. Patricia Weigel Shannon, Southern Living, "Superpower Skin Care Ingredients That We're Calling MVPs," 7 Apr. 2020 That 2008 playbook has led the US central bank to swiftly slash interest rates back to zero, relaunch a $700 billion bond-buying program and quickly roll out lending facilities designed to unclog pipelines that keep credit flowing around the world. Matt Egan, CNN, "Fed dusts off 2008 playbook to avoid another financial crisis," 19 Mar. 2020 The Fed is buying E.T.F.s now The central bank is pulling out all the stops, including a raft of new programs to unclog credit markets and lend directly to companies hit by the economic downturn. New York Times, "Restarting the Economy Is About Lives Versus Livelihoods," 24 Mar. 2020

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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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15 May 2020

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“Unclog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclog. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unclog

: to open (something) so things can pass or flow through

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