unwrapping

unwrap

[uhn-rap]
verb (used with object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
1.
to remove or open the wrapping of.
2.
to open (something wrapped): Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
verb (used without object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
3.
to become unwrapped.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English unwrappen; see un-2, wrap

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To unwrapping
Collins
World English Dictionary
unwrap (ʌnˈræp)
 
vb , -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

unwrap
late 14c., from un- (2) + wrap.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature