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un- +‎ sully


unsully (third-person singular simple present unsullies, present participle unsullying, simple past and past participle unsullied)

  1. (transitive) To make clean (something formerly sullied).
    • 2007 April 26, Ginia Bellafante, “The Medium, the Message, the Drama of TV’s Q & A”, in New York Times[1]:
      The footage of the interviews available at the Museum of Television and Radio includes the commercials, many of which have the strange subliminal effect of reminding us that we are watching a man try to unsully himself.