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uncurl

[uhn-kurl] /ʌnˈkɜrl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to straighten or become straightened out from a curl or curled position.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; un-2 + curl
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Examples from the web for uncurl
  • In the spring, fiddleheads gracefully uncurl into ferns.
  • The inflorescences uncurl and elongate as flowers open successively from base to tip.
British Dictionary definitions for uncurl

uncurl

/ʌnˈkɜːl/
verb
1.
to move or cause to move out of a curled or rolled up position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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