unstring

verb
un·string | \ ˌən-ˈstriŋ \
unstrung\ˌən-ˈstrəŋ \; unstringing\ˌən-ˈstriŋ-iŋ \

Definition of unstring 

transitive verb

1 : to loosen or remove the strings of

2 : to remove from a string

3 : to make weak, disordered, or unstable was unstrung by the news

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unstring

Synonyms

demoralize, emasculate, paralyze, undo, unman, unnerve

Antonyms

nerve

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Examples of unstring in a Sentence

the kind of fierce combat that can unstring even hardened soldiers a little unstrung by the fact that he was on his first job interview

First Known Use of unstring

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unstring was in 1611

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