Definition of unlearn
1 : to put out of one's knowledge or memory
2 : to undo the effect of : discard the habit of
Examples of unlearn in a Sentence
It is hard to unlearn bad habits.
let's hope that over the summer I don't unlearn everything I learned over the course of this past year
Recent Examples of unlearn from the Web
One of the things Polyak said administrators and teachers must unlearn is something as simple as the set up of a classroom.
Job One for Daniel and his housemates is unlearning the lessons of incarceration.
A team of German researchers has shown that these associations can be unlearned through the administration of placebo, making chemo easier to bear.
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First Known Use of unlearn
UNLEARN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unlearn for English Language Learners
: to forget and stop doing (something, such as a habit) in a deliberate way because it is bad or incorrect
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