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unthread

[uhn-thred] /ʌnˈθrɛd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to draw out or take out the thread from:
to unthread a sewing machine.
2.
to thread one's way through or out of, as a densely wooded forest.
3.
to disentangle; separate out of a raveled or confused condition:
to unthread a mystery.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; un-2 + thread
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  • Do not attempt to unthread or rethread the canister while in a contaminated environment.
British Dictionary definitions for unthread

unthread

/ʌnˈθrɛd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to draw out the thread or threads from (a needle, etc)
2.
to disentangle
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