undrown

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ drown

Verb[edit]

undrown (third-person singular simple present undrowns, present participle undrowning, simple past and past participle undrowned)

  1. (rare, transitive) To remove the water from (something drowned or flooded); to unflood.
    • 1956, Helen Marie Newell, The Hardhats (page 210)
      All available pumps were put into action to undrown the fifty-acre working area behind it.
    • 1971, George Finiel Adams, ‎Jerome Wyckoff, Landforms (page 143)
      Recent uplift of the Maine and Oregon coasts has not been enough to "undrown" the larger valleys; the shorelines are still submergent.

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