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[uhn-klohzd] /ʌnˈkloʊzd/
not closed:
an unclosed door.
not brought to a conclusion or settlement; unfinished.
Origin of unclosed
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at un-1, closed


[uhn-klohz] /ʌnˈkloʊz/
verb (used with or without object), unclosed, unclosing.
to bring or come out of a closed state; open.
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. 2017.
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  • The Prince of Wales, crown like that of the King, but unclosed.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • Lorraine glided into the hall and unclosed the door of the silent room.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • He unclosed them languidly, gazed at the footboard of his bed, then, around at the four shabby walls of his room.

    Between Friends Robert W. Chambers
  • She lay there with her unclosed eyes looking as the dead only look at the living.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Dawn was in the sky when she unclosed her eyes—a cool, gray dawn, hinting of rain.

    Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers
  • It was the magic ring which had unclosed the dungeon of the nixies.

    Honey-Bee Anatole France
  • She turned the key, withdrew it from the lock, unclosed the door and stepped across the threshold.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Her lips were unclosed, she seemed to be gasping for breath like one drowning.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • The lieutenant looked up at him wonderingly, as he unclosed his eyes.

    The Black Bar George Manville Fenn
  • He suffered me to drop the shillings into his unclosed hand.

British Dictionary definitions for unclosed


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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