[ uhn-wahynd ]
/ ʌnˈwaɪnd /
verb (used with object), un·wound, un·wind·ing.
to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition: to unwind a rolled bandage; to unwind a coiled rope.
to reduce the tension of; relax: to unwind a person with a drink.
to disentangle or disengage; untwist: to unwind one's legs from around the stool.
verb (used without object), un·wound, un·wind·ing.
to become unwound.
to become relieved of tension; relax: After work we can have a drink and unwind.
Related formsun·wind·a·ble, adjectiveun·wind·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwinder
/ (ʌnˈwaɪnd) /
verb -winds, -winding or -wound
to slacken, undo, or unravel or cause to slacken, undo, or unravel
(tr) to disentangle
to make or become relaxedhe finds it hard to unwind after a busy day at work
Derived Formsunwindable, adjectiveunwinder, noun
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