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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of unlearn.

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Examples

  • The ISI surveyed 14,000 undergraduates and based their list on comparing what a student "unlearns" on a particular question between their freshman and senior years.

    Elana Berkowitz: Environment and Civil Rights Issues Important To Young Iowans, Claims New Voter

  • Or something to like KOTOR where he 'unlearns' his good/evil tendencies and is brought back to neutral at the beginning of the game.

    Joystiq

  • Researchers have located the neurotransmitter that overrides or "unlearns" bad memories.

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  • A normal brain is able to take in new information that overrides or "unlearns" traumatic experiences, and the Salk researchers have found the neurotransmitter that turns this ability on and off.

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  • In another way it is complex: in each new place Maskull unlearns things he learned before so that he can move forward.

    Philosophy Swirling Around an Exotic Sun

  • Maybe if he unlearns the overcooked language of Hollywood melodrama he'll find his true voice.

    Boyz N The Quad

  • He learns that "nothing that glitters is gold," and as quickly unlearns it, much to his detriment.

    Twain's American Journey

  • Let any one that pleases render himself ridiculous by employing the following language: "Though this youth unlearns and lays aside his ignorance, yet he daily makes a greater proficiency in the knowledge of necessary things."

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • Once the rock-portal is passed, it unlearns all its sprightly grace and trickles disconsolately through the sands, expiring, at last, in the dreary Chott el Rharsa.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • One peculiar mark of the youth, and even of the whole life of Augustin, is the ease with which he unlearns and breaks off his habits -- the sentimental as well as the intellectual.

    Saint Augustin

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