verb (used with object), unlaced, unlacing.
to loosen or undo the lacing or laces of (a pair of shoes, a corset, etc.).
to loosen or remove the garments of (a person) by or as if by undoing laces.

1300–50; Middle English unlacen. See un-2, lace

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unlace (ʌnˈleɪs)
1.  to loosen or undo the lacing of (shoes, garments, etc)
2.  to unfasten or remove garments of (oneself or another) by or as if by undoing lacing

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c.1300, from un- (2) + lace (v.).
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Example sentences
If tanning with the hair on, do not unlace the hide.
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