unkennel

verb
un·​ken·​nel | \ ˌən-ˈke-nᵊl How to pronounce unkennel (audio) \
unkenneled or unkennelled; unkenneling or unkennelling; unkennels

Definition of unkennel

transitive verb

1a : to drive (an animal, such as a fox) from a hiding place or den
b : to free (dogs) from a kennel
2 : to bring out into the open : uncover

First Known Use of unkennel

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Unkennel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unkennel. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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