unweight

verb
un·​weight | \ ˌən-ˈwāt How to pronounce unweight (audio) \
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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“Unweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unweight. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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