undelete

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ delete

Verb[edit]

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undelete (third-person singular simple present undeletes, present participle undeleting, simple past and past participle undeleted)

  1. (transitive, computing) To recover (a file, record, etc.) from a deleted state; restore.
    • 1998, David C. Kay, Microsoft Works 4.5 for Windows For Dummies, page 87:
      To undelete (that's un-delete, not undulate — don't get excited) something that you deleted by accident, press Ctrl+Z. You have to do this immediately, like cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or you lose the patient.

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