un·​link | \ ˌən-ˈliŋk How to pronounce unlink (audio) \
unlinked; unlinking; unlinks

Definition of unlink

transitive verb

: to unfasten the links of : separate, disconnect

intransitive verb

: to become detached

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Examples of unlink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, previous research has demonstrated that unlinking birth control prescriptions from these appointments does not affect attendance. Sarah Lynch, The Conversation, "How birth control pill prescriptions by a pharmacist could broaden access and keep costs down," 7 Oct. 2019 The secrets behind some of Zhu's prized illusions, such as Chinese linking rings, where solid metal rings appear to link and unlink, have been exposed online. Eduardo Baptista, CNN, "The traditional Chinese magicians calling for greater censorship of their ancient tricks," 11 July 2019 As the experiment progresses, the particles gradually unlink themselves, and the correlation weakens. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Correlations Reverse Thermodynamic Arrow of Time," 2 Apr. 2018 Their arms were unlinked, unlike dozens of their colleagues across the league that afternoon. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Proud and solitary, Carolina Panthers star Julius Peppers takes a stand in his own way," 24 Sep. 2017 Trump added that line to the remarks prepared for him, in effect tying the future of the anti-Iran coalition to the Palestinian issue despite Netanyahu's longtime efforts to unlink the two. The New York Times, NOLA.com, "Trump arrives in Israel calling Palestinian deal crucial," 22 May 2017 European nations have also drawn up their own privacy laws and in 2014 a court declared its citizens could demand internet companies like Google unlink information about users upon request. Cecilia Kang And Katie Benner, New York Times, "Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores," 6 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unlink

1569, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of unlink was in 1569

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15 Nov 2019

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“Unlink.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlink. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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