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verb (used with object), un·wrapped, un·wrap·ping.
  1. to remove or open the wrapping of.
  2. to open (something wrapped): Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
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verb (used without object), un·wrapped, un·wrap·ping.
  1. to become unwrapped.
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Origin of unwrap

1200–50; Middle English unwrappen; see un-2, wrap
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verb -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped
  1. to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off
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Word Origin and History for unwrapped



late 14c., from un- (2) + wrap. Related: Unwrapped; unwrapping.

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