unwrinkle

[ uhn-ring-kuhl ]
/ ʌnˈrɪŋ kəl /

verb (used with object), un·wrin·kled, un·wrin·kling.

to smooth the wrinkles from.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of unwrinkle

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + wrinkle1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for unwrinkle

  • Hence the Latin phrase, exporrigere frontem—to unwrinkle the brow—means, to be cheerful or merry.

  • The eyebrows and lashes had disappeared; the skin, grown hard, could not unwrinkle.

    Beatrix|Honore de Balzac