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English

Etymology

From Old English unwindan. See 1st un-, and wind (to coil).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to unwind

Third person singular
unwinds

Simple past
unwound

Past participle
-

Present participle
unwinding

to unwind (third-person singular simple present unwinds, present participle unwinding, simple past and past participle unwound)
  1. (transitive) To wind off; to loose or separate; to untwist; to untwine; as, to unwind thread, to unwind a ball of yarn
    Could you unwind about a foot of ribbon so I can finish the package?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To disentangle - Hooker
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To relax; to chill out; as, to rest and relieve of stress
    After work, I like to unwind by smoking a pipe while reading the paper.
  4. (intransitive) To be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or untwisted.

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