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[uhn-breyd] /ʌnˈbreɪd/
verb (used with object)
to separate (anything braided, as hair) into the several strands.
Origin of unbraid
First recorded in 1820-30; un-2 + braid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She never sang or unbraided her hair, or held out her arms to the moon as young girls are supposed to do.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • She then unbraided her neat hair and pulled it all about her face.

  • Her yellow hair hung down uncombed, unbraided around her sad, pale face.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • Her black hair was unbraided, and streamed out in elfish wisps from under a tall pointed black hat.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Wish I'd thought to iron them plaits before I unbraided 'em.

    Asa Holmes Annie Fellows Johnston
  • She braided and unbraided the ends of it as Nan talked about last winter and Dr. Towne.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • His long hair was unbraided and hung upon his shoulders, veiling the upper half of his splendid body.

    Old Indian Days [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • She removed her clothing, and unbraided her hair and shook it loose over her slim 21 shoulders.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • "I'm sure I hope he will, and neither be fast nor lazy," returned Eloise, as she unbraided the short pigtails.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham

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