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[uhn-klohz] /ʌnˈkloʊz/
verb (used with or without object), unclosed, unclosing.
to bring or come out of a closed state; open.
Origin of unclose
First recorded in 1300-50, unclose is from the Middle English word unclosen. See un-2, close Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Yes;” he took a violet from the bowl at his side and began to unclose its petals.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • She made haste to unclose them, and her heart bounded at thinking that he was born to all this!

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • (to Jeronymo) unclose the chapel door and raise the secret stone.

  • Dared I unclose these lips, Walter, I could tell thee things!

    Love and Intrigue Friedrich Schiller
  • She felt that she must reply, that she must speak, say something; but she could not unclose her lips.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • I dare say (for it was at peep of day) that not a man of them had yet endeavoured to unclose his eyes.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • Yet wherefore did he not venture to unclose his eyes within the temple of the Most High?

    Auriol W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • For such is man, and so do the rose petals of love first unclose.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • The fingers of Sergius closed over the china figure, and did not unclose.


    Robert Smythe Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for unclose


to open or cause to open
to come or bring to light; reveal or be revealed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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