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 (ŭn-ro͞of′, -ro͝of′)
tr.v. un·roofed, un·roof·ing, un·roofs
To remove the roof or covering of.


vb (tr)
to remove the roof from


(ʌnˈruf, -ˈrʊf)

to take off the roof or covering of.


[ˈʌnˈruːf] VTdestechar, quitar el techo de
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He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.
This heap, made in the winter of '46-7 and estimated to contain ten thousand tons, was finally covered with hay and boards; and though it was unroofed the following July, and a part of it carried off, the rest remaining exposed to the sun, it stood over that summer and the next winter, and was not quite melted till September, 1848.
We used a Dermablade to unroof some of the vesicles and sent the scrapings to the lab for Tzanck, direct fluorescent antibody assay (DFA), and HSV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.
The relative large size and the changed tissue structure of the thyroid indicate a difficult dissection which is also reflected by the time (3 hours) it took to unroof the thyroid.