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[uhn-pleyt, -plat] /ʌnˈpleɪt, -ˈplæt/
verb (used with object)
to alter from a plaited state; unbraid, as hair.
Origin of unplait
1325-75; Middle English unpleyten; see un-2, plait Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The messengers told him their errand and he at once said, “O yes, I can help you,” and began to unplait his hair.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • Joanna is coming, too, only she had first some flax to unplait.

    The Bow of Orange Ribbon Amelia E. Barr
  • He wildly desired to unplait that thick soft hair and bury his face in it—he longed to hold her to his heart.

  • You could almost untie the knots of those girdles, unplait almost the long braided tresses of those mystic queens.

    The Story of Chartres Cecil Headlam

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