unwinder

unwind

[uhn-wahynd]
verb (used with object), unwound, unwinding.
1.
to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition: to unwind a rolled bandage; to unwind a coiled rope.
2.
to reduce the tension of; relax: to unwind a person with a drink.
3.
to disentangle or disengage; untwist: to unwind one's legs from around the stool.
verb (used without object), unwound, unwinding.
4.
to become unwound.
5.
to become relieved of tension; relax: After work we can have a drink and unwind.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English onwinden; see un-2, wind2

unwindable, adjective
unwinder, noun
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unwind (ʌnˈwaɪnd)
 
vb , -winds, -winding, -wound
1.  to slacken, undo, or unravel or cause to slacken, undo, or unravel
2.  (tr) to disentangle
3.  to make or become relaxed: he finds it hard to unwind after a busy day at work
 
un'windable
 
adj
 
un'winder
 
n

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unwind
early 14c., "to undo" (a bandage, wrapping, etc.), from un- (2) + wind (v.). Cf. O.E. unwindan, Du. ontwinden, O.H.G. intwindan. Refl. sense is recorded from 1740; figurative sense of "to release oneself from tensions, to relax" is recorded from 1938.
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