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un- +‎ confound

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unconfound (third-person singular simple present unconfounds, present participle unconfounding, simple past and past participle unconfounded)

  1. (transitive) To free from a state of confusion.
    • 1649, J[ohn] M[ilton], The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates: [], London: [] Matthew Simmons, [], published 1649 (2nd printing), →OCLC:
      they boast to be the throne and scepter of Christ, abſolve him, unconfound him, though unconverted, unrepentant, unſenſible of all thir pretious Saints and Martyrs whose blood they have ſo oft laid upon his head

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unconfound”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)