Unchild Un*child", v. t. [1st pref. un- + child.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bereave of children; to make childless. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make unlike a child; to divest of the characteristics of a child. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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