un·​fix ˌən-ˈfiks How to pronounce unfix (audio)
unfixed; unfixing; unfixes

transitive verb

: to loosen from a fastening : detach, disengage
: to make unstable : unsettle

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfix was in 1597

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“Unfix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfix. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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