Definition of unbuild in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈbild/

verb (past and past participle unbuilt)

[with object]
1Demolish or destroy (something, especially a building or system).
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 (as adjective unbuilt) (Of buildings or land) not yet built or built on: a slope of unbuilt land
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: un·build

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