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  1. not twisted.
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Origin of untwisted

First recorded in 1565–75; un-1 + twist + -ed2


verb (used with or without object)
  1. to bring or come out of a twisted condition.
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Origin of untwist

First recorded in 1530–40; un-2 + twist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for untwisted

proliferate, set, develop, extend, stretch, cover, lay, flow, increase, escalate, spray, disperse, multiply, reach, expand, circulate, rectify, uncoil, spread, unravel

Examples from the Web for untwisted

Historical Examples of untwisted

  • As they ran along beside him Carmena untwisted her revolver from the tourniquet.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • She tried to bury her head in her arms, but he untwisted her gesture.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • Burn separately a sample of the untwisted warp and filling threads.


    William H. Dooley

  • Notice whether the yarn becomes stronger or weaker as it is untwisted.


    William H. Dooley

  • The state into which old ropes are reduced when they are untwisted and picked to pieces.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth