disbind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ bind. Compare disband.

Verb[edit]

disbind (third-person singular simple present disbinds, present participle disbinding, simple past and past participle disbound)

  1. (transitive) To unbind; to loosen.
    • a. 1639, Joseph Mede, a sermon
      Nay how dare we disbind or loose our ſelves from the tie of that way of agnizing and honouring God
    • 2012, Leah Price, How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain, Princeton University Press, page 6.
      Under what circumstances is it acceptable to annotate, extra-illustrate, cut up, disbind, rebind, reprint, recycle or discard books?