unroof

verb

un·​roof ˌən-ˈrüf How to pronounce unroof (audio)
-ˈru̇f
unroofed; unroofing; unroofs

transitive verb

: to strip off the roof or covering of

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unroof was in 1598

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“Unroof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unroof. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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