Un strung

unstrung

[uhn-struhng]
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of unstring.
adjective
2.
having the string or strings loosened or removed, as a bow or harp.
3.
weakened or nervously unhinged, as a person or a person's nerves; unnerved; discomposed: The incident left him unstrung.
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unstring

[uhn-string]
verb (used with object), unstrung, unstringing.
1.
to deprive of strings: to unstring a violin.
2.
to take from a string: to unstring beads.
3.
to loosen the strings of: to unstring a bow.
4.
to relax the tension of.
5.
to relax unduly, or weaken (the nerves).
6.
to weaken the nerves of.

Origin:
1605–15; un-2 + string

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unstring (ʌnˈstrɪŋ)
 
vb , -strings, -stringing, -strung
1.  to remove the strings of
2.  (of beads, pearls, etc) to remove or take from a string
3.  to weaken or enfeeble emotionally (a person or his nerves)

unstrung (ʌnˈstrʌŋ)
 
adj
1.  emotionally distressed; unnerved
2.  (of a stringed instrument) with the strings detached

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unstrung
1598, "with strings relaxed" (of a harp, etc.), from un- (1) "not" + pp. of string (v.). Transf. sense of "weakened, unnerved" is recorded from 1692.
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