Definition of unclog in English:

unclog

verbunclogging, unclogs, unclogged

[with object]
  • Remove accumulated matter from (a drain or other channel)

    ‘exfoliation unclogs pores and prevents blackheads’
    ‘for unclogging drains you will need a plunger’
    • ‘The waterway scheme is to unclog the over-burdened and highly polluting national transport system, which is struggling to keep pace with the relentlessly expanding demands of China's burgeoning economy.’
    • ‘This Italian mud unclogs pores, hydrates, nourishes and energizes - basically everything one is looking for in a mask.’
    • ‘You've had salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide unclogging your pores all night, so you don't want to go out in the world and gunk 'em up again.’
    • ‘A thin, flexible-metal stent to unclog the carotid artery and a tiny ‘basket’ to catch loose plaque particles are inserted into a patient's groin and worked up to the neck where the artery will be cleared.’
    • ‘So I find the builder that looks most likely to be in charge and have asked him to do something about unclogging my drain.’
    • ‘But, facial cleansing merely removes surface dirt and does little to unclog pores or neutralize bacteria.’
    • ‘Although it won't unclog a drain, when used every couple of weeks it prevents clogs from forming.’
    • ‘If it is successful in reducing traffic jams and unclogging London's roads, it may then be rolled out across the rest of London.’
    • ‘But I only want to be down there for the next four days - I won't go if it's part of the agreement that I have to stay and help clean up or unclog toilets.’
    • ‘Sulfur is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide at fighting inflammation, but it also unclogs pores.’
    • ‘You can unclog downspouts by placing a garden hose in the opening and gently spraying.’
    • ‘Match-day traffic will be diverted to official car parks - unclogging the streets and making money for the football club.’
    • ‘In addition to massage, spas offer various body scrubs that remove dead skin and unclog pores, making it easier to sweat out toxins.’
    • ‘If these canals cannot be unclogged, they should be closed.’
    • ‘Trinoth pulls out a bottle of white shower cleaner and a bottle that unclogs drains.’
    • ‘When just the clogs that were due to feedings were evaluated, they had a success rate for unclogging the feeding tubes of 96%.’
    • ‘A session in the eucalyptus-scented steam room after the swim will help unclog pores, clear up the sinuses and begin their detox.’
    • ‘Likewise in a built environment, as peeling walls are repainted, drains are unclogged, and rooms and household amenities are added.’
    • ‘Vitamin C was shown some 25 years ago to help unclog the arteries of the elderly so I don't know where Dr Tom has got his negative information from regarding vitamin C.’
    • ‘I can only imagine how amazingly unclogged her pores must be right about now.’
    unblock, unstop
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Pronunciation

unclog

/ʌnˈklɒɡ/