Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To free from a dam, mound, or obstruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To free from a dam, mound, or other obstruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To remove a dam from a river
  • verb To remove an obstruction (physically or figuratively)

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Examples

  • And yet, Non omnem molitor quae fluit undam videt, the miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill: no doubt, but, as in our days, these were of the commonalty, all the great ones were not so much as called in question for it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The caterpillar had thoughtfully recovered his pack, which lay nearby, apparently undam-aged.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • But the word was not yet spoken which was to undam the pent-up torrent, and bear down with unrelenting vengeance upon the now exulting columns of the enemy.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • Stella, mihi, multumque pares bacchamur ad aras et sociam doctis haurimus ab amnibus undam. at te nascentem gremio mea prima recepit260

    The Marriage of Stella and Violentilla

  • He told himself he was become a philosopher, and was far from suspecting the terrible passions which the future was to undam.

    The Conqueror

  • _Ingentem foribus domus alla superbis_ Mane _salutantûm totis vomit aedibus undam_.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • But the word was not yet spoken which was to undam the pent-up torrent, and bear down with unrelenting vengeance upon the now exulting columns of the enemy.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2

  • This is the true glory of man, that "one generation doth not pass away, and another come," velut unda supervenit undam; but that we leave our improvements behind us.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

  • Just as the Marquand Chapel and its organ will be a good fit for Mr. Suzuki's early-music repertoire come April, he said, so too were the grander 2,695-seat Woolsey Hall and the Newberry organ suited for epic pieces like Mr. Preston's concert closer, Liszt's Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam."

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  • Quid celebras auratam undam, et combusta pyropis ii.

    Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II

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