unclench

[ uhn-klench ]
/ ʌnˈklɛntʃ /
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verb (used with or without object)

to open or become opened from a clenched state.

Nearby words

  1. uncle vanya,
  2. uncle-ji,
  3. unclean,
  4. uncleanly,
  5. unclear,
  6. uncloak,
  7. unclog,
  8. unclose,
  9. unclosed,
  10. unclothe

Also un·clinch [uhn-klinch] /ʌnˈklɪntʃ/.

Origin of unclench

First recorded in 1300–50, unclench is from the Middle English word unclenchen. See un-2, clench

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