unweight

verb
un·​weight | \ˌən-ˈwāt \
unweighted; unweighting; unweights

Definition of unweight 

transitive verb

: to reduce momentarily the force exerted by (something, such as a ski) upon a surface by shifting the weight or position of one's body

intransitive verb

: to unweight something by shifting the weight or position of one's body

First Known Use of unweight

1930, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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