un·​mix ˌən-ˈmiks How to pronounce unmix (audio)
unmixed; unmixing; unmixes

transitive verb

: to undo the action of mixing (something)
You can't get your privacy back once it's been stolen any more than you can unmix a gin and tonic.Mark Gibbs

Examples of unmix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The software attempts to unmix the mixture. Washington Post, 13 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1558, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmix was in 1558

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“Unmix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmix. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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