unwound

[ uhn-wound ]
/ ʌnˈwaʊnd /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of unwind.

Definition for unwound (2 of 2)

unwind

[ 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.

Origin of unwind

1275–1325; Middle English onwinden; see un-2, wind2

Related forms

un·wind·a·ble, adjectiveun·wind·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwound (1 of 2)

unwound

/ (ʌnˈwaʊnd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of unwind

British Dictionary definitions for unwound (2 of 2)

unwind

/ (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 Forms

unwindable, adjectiveunwinder, noun
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