v. t.1.To take a swaddle from; to unswathe.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tiny newborn feet and fingers stretch and wriggle as the midwives unswaddle babies to check their weight and feed them.
Another scoffed at the pretensions of anthropologists, who believed that they could establish foreign policy "in less time than you can unswaddle a baby."
We are the wistful woman Who sees another unswaddle The bloom of a small ripe body When windows blaze in the west, Mourning the waste of her womb Like barren queens at a chrism, Praying for life to seed, And a mouth to hurt her breast.(43)