unscramble

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verb un·scram·ble \ˌən-ˈskram-bəl\

Definition of unscramble

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to separate (something, such as a conglomeration or tangle) into original components :  resolve, clarify

  3. 2 :  to restore (scrambled communication) to intelligible form

unscrambler

play \ˌən-ˈskram-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of unscramble in a Sentence

  1. We weren't able to unscramble the satellite signal.

  2. Unscramble the letters ALCEDNRA to spell CALENDAR.

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Circa 1920

First Known Use of unscramble

circa 1920


UNSCRAMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

unscramble

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Definition of unscramble for English Language Learners

  • : to change (something, such as a message or an electronic signal) from a form that cannot be understood to a form that can be properly displayed, heard, read, etc.


UNSCRAMBLE Defined for Kids

unscramble

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verb un·scram·ble \ˌən-ˈskram-bəl\

Definition of unscramble for Students

unscrambled

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unscrambling

  1. :  to make orderly or clear again If you unscramble the letters they spell a word.



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