défaire

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dé- +‎ faire. Compare Catalan desfer, Italian disfare, Portuguese desfazer, Romanian desface, Spanish deshacer.

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défaire

  1. (transitive) to take down, take apart, dismantle
  2. (transitive) to undo, unfasten, unwind
  3. (transitive) to break, break up, unmake
  4. (transitive, literary) to defeat, conquer
  5. (reflexive) to come undone, fall apart, disintegrate

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