unwound

[uhn-wound]
verb
simple past tense and past participle of unwind.
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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

unwound (ʌnˈwaʊnd)
 
vb
the past tense and past participle of unwind

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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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Example sentences
He then quickly unwound a high pressure hose and aimed the jet at the attackers, forcing them to withdraw.
The crisis, however, merely exposed the underlying imbalances and unwound some of them.
The federal courts have not unwound the many decisions which endorsed and legitimized much of that authority.
In theory, all these imbalances could be unwound gradually over a long period.
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