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unsteel

[uhn-steel] /ʌnˈstil/
verb (used with object)
1.
to bring out of a steeled condition; soften.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; un-2 + steel
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British Dictionary definitions for unsteel

unsteel

/ʌnˈstiːl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make (the heart, feelings, etc) more gentle or compassionate
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