transitive verb

: to release from marriage : cancel the marriage of : divorce

intransitive verb

: to release oneself from marriage

Word History


un- entry 2 + marry

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmarry was in 1530

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“Unmarry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmarry. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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