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unstring

[ uhn-string ]
/ ʌnˈstrɪŋ /
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verb (used with object), un·strung, un·string·ing.

to deprive of strings: to unstring a violin.
to take from a string: to unstring beads.
to loosen the strings of: to unstring a bow.
to relax the tension of.
to relax unduly, or weaken (the nerves).
to weaken the nerves of.

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Origin of unstring

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + string
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British Dictionary definitions for unstring

unstring
/ (ʌnˈstrɪŋ) /

verb -strings, -stringing or -strung (tr)

to remove the strings of
(of beads, pearls, etc) to remove or take from a string
to weaken or enfeeble emotionally (a person or his nerves)
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