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unwind (v.)

early 14c., "to undo" (a bandage, wrapping, etc.), from un- (2) "opposite of" + wind (v.1). Similar formation in Old English unwindan "unveil, uncover," Dutch ontwinden, Old High German intwindan. Reflexive sense is recorded from 1740; figurative sense of "to release oneself from tensions, to relax" is by 1938. Related: Unwound; unwinding.

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Definitions of unwind

unwind (v.)
reverse the winding or twisting of;
unwind a ball of yarn
Synonyms: wind off / unroll
unwind (v.)
separate the tangles of;
Synonyms: disentangle
unwind (v.)
become less tense, rest, or take one's ease;
Synonyms: relax / loosen up / unbend / decompress / slow down
unwind (v.)
cause to feel relaxed;
Synonyms: relax / unstrain / unlax / loosen up / make relaxed
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