verb (used with or without object), un·closed, un·clos·ing.

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
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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!


    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

British Dictionary definitions for unclose



to open or cause to open
to come or bring to light; reveal or be revealed
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