unweight

verb

un·​weight ˌən-ˈwāt How to pronounce unweight (audio)
unweighted; unweighting; unweights

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

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unweight was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Unweight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unweight. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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