from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of unfastening or loosening.
  • noun Ruin; destruction.
  • noun The act of bringing to ruin.
  • noun A cause or source of ruin; downfall.
  • noun The act of reversing or annulling something accomplished; a cancellation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The reversal of what has been done: as, there is no undoing of the past.
  • noun Ruin; destruction.

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

  • noun The reversal of what has been done.
  • noun Ruin.

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

  • noun That which defeats.
  • verb Present participle of undo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something
  • noun an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)


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  • “Let's face it. We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something… despite one's best efforts, one is undone, in the face of the other, by the touch, by the scent, by the feel, by the prospect of the touch, by the memory of the feel.”

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