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[uhn-klench] /ʌnˈklɛntʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to open or become opened from a clenched state.
Also, unclinch
[uhn-klinch] /ʌnˈklɪntʃ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of unclench
1300-50; Middle English unclenchen. See un-2, clench Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The line from the inaugural was, if you unclench your fist, you'll find an extended hand.
  • The resident held her left hand in a clenched position and when asked to unclench her hand she was observed unable to unclench it.

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