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[uhn-swoth, -sweyth]
verb (used with object), un·swathed, un·swath·ing.
  1. to free from something that swathes: to unswath the child of her bandages.
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Origin of unswathe

1350–1400; Middle English unswaden; see un-2, swathe1
Related formsun·swathe·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unswathe

Historical Examples

  • Why should they not unswathe the world from its swaddling-clothes before an audience which would fill our largest halls?

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. XXIII.--April, 1852.--Vol. IV.


  • This lamentation caused Joshua to unswathe the bandage about his eyes and he groaned louder and longer.

    The Broken Sword

    Dennison Worthington

  • Living beings were about to appear, pillagers of tombs, no doubt, come to unswathe them all!

  • "I will wait till to-morrow," said Northwick, and he began to unswathe and unbutton, but so feebly that Bird noticed.