un·​in·​stall | \ ˌən-in-ˈstȯl How to pronounce uninstall (audio) \
uninstalled; uninstalling; uninstalls

Definition of uninstall

transitive verb

: to remove (software) from a computer system especially by using a specially designed program

Examples of uninstall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People who want additional iOS privacy should uninstall any apps that are no longer needed or consider buying an app such as the Guardian Firewall. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2022 An app called Game Optimizing Service (GOS) that users can’t uninstall or disable might be responsible for the problem. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 Mar. 2022 Users who are signed out are advised to uninstall and reinstall the app. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 Settings app to uninstall the updates for the Google app. Chris Smith, BGR, 22 June 2021 So the time available to set up all of the equipment, film the scene, and then uninstall everything was extremely limited. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 June 2021 Typically those permissions included the ability to follow other accounts; and typically users forget to uninstall the malicious app or revoke account access and control permissions after getting the circle of friends chart. Dr. Augustine Fou, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Also, be sure to uninstall them from your phone too, since their presence means further cybersecurity risks beyond hijacking your Twitter account. Dr. Augustine Fou, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The solution is to uninstall Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and recommend all your friends to do the same. Enrique Dans, Forbes, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uninstall

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninstall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninstall. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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