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unclench

[uhn-klench] /ʌnˈklɛntʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to open or become opened from a clenched state.
Also, unclinch
[uhn-klinch] /ʌnˈklɪntʃ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English unclenchen. See un-2, clench
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Examples for unclench
  • 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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