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[uhn-breyd] /ʌnˈbreɪd/
verb (used with object)
to separate (anything braided, as hair) into the several strands.
Origin of unbraid
1820-30; un-2 + braid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "It is time you were in bed," said Grace, turning up the lamp, and beginning to unbraid her hair.

  • This is a remnant of ancient Russian usage, when the greatest outrage that could be committed on a woman was to unbraid her hair.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • Judith was sitting before her dressing-table, and had already begun to unbraid her long, rich hair.

    Throckmorton Molly Elliot Seawell
  • He liked to braid and unbraid it, to lay his face against it, to plunge his hands through the coolness into the warmth of it.

  • Then he sat up and began deliberately to unbraid her hair, while she submitted laughing.

    Mrs. Red Pepper Grace S. Richmond

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