unkey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ key

Verb[edit]

unkey (third-person singular simple present unkeys, present participle unkeying, simple past and past participle unkeyed)

  1. (transitive) To stop transmitting on a two-way radio, etc.
    to unkey a transmitter
    I forgot to unkey the microphone, and everyone could still hear me.