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[uhn-loo-suh n] /ʌnˈlu sən/
verb (used with object)
to unloose; loosen.
Origin of unloosen
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English unlosnen; see un-2, loosen Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He looks a drunken dog, so a glass of wine may unloosen his tongue.'

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume
  • Well, then, why don't you unloosen it more'n you got it unloosened?

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • "It feels like a piece of armor, so I unloosen it as soon as I can," she answered.

    The Front Yard Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • When Mr. Choi fell off the stool the bands on his arms were loosened and they proceeded to unloosen and rewind his arms.

  • She clung desperately to Madge and would not unloosen her fat arms from about the girl's neck.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • He begged of me to unloosen his bandage, and hasten his death, as the last act of friendship I could show him: but, alas!

  • Once or twice he tried to unloosen some remarks; but Sis and Dicky was both talkin' to once and he never got a show.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • They could also take off their accoutrements and unloosen their clothes at night and so get a little better rest.

  • At that instant he saw Hope's eyes upon his, he saw her hand go to the poke bonnet, as it were to unloosen the strings.

  • The sub-lieutenant was called out of the conning tower, and Alfred directed to unloosen the cords.

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