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.

Origin of untwist

First recorded in 1530–40; un-2 + twist
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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