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unwind

un·wind

unwind

pronunciation:
uhn waInd
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: unwinding, unwinds, unwound
definition 1: to undo from a wound or twisted state; uncoil; untwist.
We unwound the rope before using it.
definition 2: to free from stress; relax.
A vacation will unwind you.
similar words:
relax, rest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become uncoiled or untwisted.
definition 2: to free oneself from tension; relax.
She goes running to unwind.
similar words:
relax, rest
derivations: unwindable (adj.), unwinder (n.)
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