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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To loosen a mortised joint of.
  • transitive v. To separate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To loosen, unfix, or separate, as things mortised together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To loosen or undo as a mortise; loosen the mortises or joints of.

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