unweave

verb

un·​weave ˌən-ˈwēv How to pronounce unweave (audio)
unwove ˌən-ˈwōv How to pronounce unweave (audio) ; unwoven ˌən-ˈwō-vən How to pronounce unweave (audio) ; unweaving

Examples of unweave in a Sentence

if you want the scarf to be perfect, you're going to have to unweave the last three inches and fix the mistake
Recent Examples on the Web Webb contains two instruments that will allow scientists to unravel the wavelengths of infrared signals from solar systems beyond ours—to unweave the colors of the infrared rainbow, so to speak. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Aug. 2021 Geometry, physics, optics, and a bit of luck may unweave the rainbow, but closed-mindedness and dogma puts it back together. Kyle Hill, Discover Magazine, 13 June 2013 But the gesture only draws attention to itself, unweaving Shakespeare’s web. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, 11 July 2019 Yamahira — who now lives in Seattle after living in New York, London and Tokyo — unweaves canvasses, releasing the individual fibers to reveal the true nature of a form that usually plays a supporting role. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, 7 Aug. 2018 To interrogate shadows or go into terrain & unweave the map. David C. Ward, Smithsonian, 27 Apr. 2017 To interrogate shadows or go into terrain & unweave the map. David C. Ward, Smithsonian, 27 Apr. 2017 To interrogate shadows or go into terrain & unweave the map. David C. Ward, Smithsonian, 27 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unweave was in 1542

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“Unweave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unweave. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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