Definition of unbuild in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbɪld

verb (past and past participle unbuilt)

  • 1 [with object] Demolish or destroy (something, especially a building).
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    • We now need institutions and policies that will unbuild that.
    • Also shown on flat-screen monitors was documentation of a performance, for friends and family back home, in which a wooden model of the mill was built and unbuilt in a single day; participants dressed in period costume.
  • 2 (as adjective unbuilt) Not yet built or built on: the houses remain unbuilt
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    • 40 projects, both built & unbuilt, from the recent Urban Space by Design competition are included in this exhibition.
    • Libeskind apparently makes no distinction between unbuilt and built projects.
    • Beyond the original buildings of the center that are still owned by the developer, and which have sustained destination office uses well, the lots designated for live/work developments have remained unbuilt.

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