unmake

verb
un·​make | \ˌən-ˈmāk \
unmade\ ˌən-​ˈmād \; unmaking

Definition of unmake 

transitive verb

1 : to cause to disappear : destroy

2 : to deprive of rank or office : depose

3 : to deprive of essential characteristics : change the nature of

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Examples of unmake in a Sentence

a movie studio chief who likes to boast that he can unmake any star in Hollywood if he wishes

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But Trump got to Washington by promising to unmake the political ecosystem, eradicating the existing species and populating it anew. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, "Trump vs. the “Deep State”," 14 May 2018 In aligning herself so firmly with Trilling’s perspective, Robins repeats her subject’s mistakes, neglecting to address the psyche’s calculated oversights and necessary errors, the desperate little contradictions that made and unmade her. Tobi Haslett, The New Yorker, "The Feuds of Diana Trilling," 29 May 2017 That which makes us also unmakes us, and the process of living seems inextricably bound to the process of dying. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, "Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever," 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unmake

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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