transitive verb

: to cause to be unprepared : make unfit or unready
the purpose … is precisely to unprepare the readerW. M. Frohock

Word History


un- entry 1 + prepare

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unprepare was in 1646

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“Unprepare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprepare. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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