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[uhn-koil] /ʌnˈkɔɪl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to unwind from a coiled position.
Origin of uncoil
1705-15; un-2 + coil1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When you pull on the rubber band, the chains tend to uncoil and partially align with one another.
  • The double helix has to first uncoil in order for it to be copied.
  • When dry, the elaters uncoil and help the spore to catch the wind for transport.
  • uncoil the cable on the ground away from the pole before hoisting.
  • It is also of great benefit to have a tether real to coil and uncoil the tether.
British Dictionary definitions for uncoil


to unwind or become unwound; untwist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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