To remove chains from; to free; to liberate.
See Also: catena, chain

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  • Unchain — Un*chain , v. t. [1st pref. un + chain.] To free from chains or slavery; to let loose. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unchain — index break (separate), disencumber, disengage, disenthrall, dissociate, free, liberate, parole …   Law dictionary

  • unchain — (v.) 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) opposite of + CHAIN (Cf. chain) (v.). Figurative sense of to liberate is recorded from 1793. Related: Unchained; unchaining …   Etymology dictionary

  • unchain — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unchain — transitive verb Date: 1582 to free by or as if by removing a chain ; set loose < unchain workers from their desks > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unchain — unchainable, adj. /un chayn /, v.t. to free from or as if from chains; set free. [1575 85; UN 2 + CHAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • unchain — Synonyms and related words: cast off, detach, discharge, disengage, doff, emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, remove, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbridle, unbuckle, unbutton, uncage, unclasp, undo, unfasten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unchain — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. liberate, unbind, discharge; see free 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • unchain — v. release from chains or restraint, set free …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unchain — v. a. Unbind, unshackle, set free, liberate, set at liberty …   New dictionary of synonyms

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