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From un- +‎ learn.

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unlearn (third-person singular simple present unlearns, present participle unlearning, simple past and past participle unlearned or unlearnt)

  1. (transitive) To discard the knowledge of.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 80:
      It was another lesson from Fort Hare that I had to unlearn in Johannesburg.
  2. (transitive) To break a habit.
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