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un- +‎ nest


unnest (third-person singular simple present unnests, present participle unnesting, simple past and past participle unnested)

  1. To eject from a nest.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Adams to this entry?)
  2. To separate objects that have been nested or placed one inside the other.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unnest in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)