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un·build

 (ŭn-bĭld′)
tr.v. un·built (-bĭlt′), un·build·ing, un·builds
To dismantle, take apart, or demolish; raze.

unbuild

(ʌnˈbɪld)
vb (tr)
(Building) to demolish or tear down (a building or other structure)

un•build

(ʌnˈbɪld)

v. -built, -build•ing. v.t.
1. to demolish (something built); raze.
v.i.
2. to raze a building or the like.
[1600–10]
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