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

transitive verb

: to unfasten the links of : separate, disconnect

intransitive verb

: to become detached

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Are some of the apps refusing to unlink? Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 On Monday, November 8th, Amazon will unlink all email accounts from Alexa. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 3 Nov. 2021 Moderates are attempting to unlink the two pieces of legislation in hopes of gathering more GOP support. Editors, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2021 Whatever is in the ZIL will be read in, aggregated into TXGs, committed to main storage, and then unlinked from the ZIL during the import process. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 8 May 2020 The emails also should have advised password resets not only for current accounts but also for NNIDs, as well as directions for unlinking the two. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 22 Apr. 2020 School funding is typically tied to student enrollment or attendance counts across the country, but Ohio has unlinked funding from those counts, a policy that education experts expect most states to adopt in the coming weeks. Adam Popescu, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unlink was in 1569

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Cite this Entry

“Unlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlink. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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un·​link ˌən-ˈliŋk How to pronounce unlink (audio)
: to unfasten the links of : separate, disconnect
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