untreasure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ treasure

Verb[edit]

untreasure (third-person singular simple present untreasures, present participle untreasuring, simple past and past participle untreasured)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, poetic) To despoil of treasure.
  2. (transitive, obsolete, poetic) To display or set forth.
    • J. Mitford
      the quaintness with which he untreasured, as by rote, the stores of his memory
    • 1916, Austin Dobson, A Madrigal
      Before me, careless lying,
      Young Love his ware comes crying
      Full soon the elf untreasures
      His pack of pains and pleasures.

References[edit]

untreasure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913