Etymology
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uncoil (v.)
1713 (transitive), from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + coil (v.). Related: Uncoiled; uncoiling.
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uncollected (adj.)
1730, of things, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of collect (v.).
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uncollectible (adj.)
1819, from un- (1) "not" + collectible. Form uncollectable is attested by 1796.
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uncolored (adj.)
also uncoloured, 1530s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of color (v.). As a verb, from uncolor is recorded from early 15c.
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uncomely (adj.)
c. 1200, "improper, unseemly, indecent," from un- (1) "not" + comely. Related: Uncomeliness.
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uncomfortable (adj.)
early 15c. "causing bodily or mental discomfort, affording no comfort," from un- (1) "not" + comfortable (adj.). Intransitive meaning "feeling discomfort, ill-at-ease" is attested from 1796. Related: Uncomfortably.
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uncommitted (adj.)
late 14c., "not delegated," from un- (1) "not" + committed. Meaning "not pledged to any particular course or party" is attested from 1814.
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uncommon (adj.)
1540s, "not possessed in common," from un- (1) "not" + common (adj.). Meaning "not commonly occurring, unusual, rare" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Uncommonly.
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uncommunicative (adj.)
1690s, from un- (1) "not" + communicative. Incommunicative is from 1660s, from in- (1).
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