unclutter

verb
un·​clut·​ter | \ ˌən-ˈklə-tər How to pronounce unclutter (audio) \
uncluttered; uncluttering; unclutters

Definition of unclutter

transitive verb

: to remove clutter from : make neat and orderly unclutter the garage

Examples of unclutter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The room is designed to create a clean, cheerful uncluttered look, which unclutters the mind. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Landscaper aims for a clean and simple holiday look in her Wauwatosa Tudor," 5 Dec. 2019 The request that travelers unpack food is an effort to unclutter your luggage so that the X-ray scanners can get a better view of the items inside your carry-on bags. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "TSA may ask you to unpack your snacks to help unclutter your carry-on bag," 30 Mar. 2018 Whether downsizing, uncluttering or doing a post-holiday assessment, now is the ideal time to take a fresh look at the hardest-working room in your home: the kitchen. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The lean kitchen: Cutting clutter, waste and inefficiencies," 19 Jan. 2018 Many argue that the plan to unclutter Beijing was sorely needed. Andrew Browne, WSJ, "Xi Jinping Shapes Beijing in His Image, Laying Foundation for Long Reign," 3 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unclutter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unclutter

1930, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unclutter

Time Traveler for unclutter

Time Traveler

The first known use of unclutter was in 1930

See more words from the same year

Statistics for unclutter

Cite this Entry

“Unclutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclutter. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on unclutter

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for unclutter

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with unclutter

Comments on unclutter

What made you want to look up unclutter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!