verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to open or become opened from a clenched state.
Also, unclinch [uhn-klinch] .

1300–50; Middle English unclenchen. See un-2, clench

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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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