un·​muz·​zle | \ ˌən-ˈmə-zəl \
unmuzzled; unmuzzling

Definition of unmuzzle

transitive verb

: to free from or as if from a muzzle

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Mr Moreno unmuzzled the press and stopped meddling in the judiciary. The Economist, "Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno tries to bury the legacy of his predecessor," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unmuzzle

circa 1585, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmuzzle was circa 1585

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a servile follower or underling

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