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UN 1

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Pronunciation: /juːˈɛn/

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un- 2

prefix

1Denoting the reversal or cancellation of an action or state: untie unsettle
2Denoting deprivation, separation, or reduction to a lesser state: unmask unman
2.1Denoting release: unburden unhand

Origin

Old English un-, on-, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ont- and German ent-.

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