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un·fas·ten

 (ŭn-făs′ən)
v. un·fas·tened, un·fas·ten·ing, un·fas·tens
v.tr.
To separate the connected parts of.
v.intr.
To become loosened or separated.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfastened - not closed or securedunfastened - not closed or secured; "the car door was unfastened"; "unfastened seatbelts"
fastened - firmly closed or secured; "found the gate fastened"; "a fastened seatbelt"
2.unfastened - affording unobstructed entrance and exitunfastened - affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
open - affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
3.unfastened - not buttonedunfastened - not buttoned; "the wind picked up the hem of her unbuttoned coat"
4.unfastened - not tiedunfastened - not tied        
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Four days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and Uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan.
By this time the lion's efforts had almost ceased--it was evident that he was being rapidly strangled and as that did not at all suit the purpose of the Tarmangani the latter swung again into the tree, unfastened the rope from above and lowered the lion to the ground where he immediately followed it and loosed the noose about Numa's neck.
He had unfastened his collar and a good bit of his flannel shirt front.
So the Wizard unfastened his head and emptied out the straw.
Rapunzel had magnificent long hair, fine as spun gold, and when she heard the voice of the enchantress she unfastened her braided tresses, wound them round one of the hooks of the window above, and then the hair fell twenty ells down, and the enchantress climbed up by it.
Francois unfastened Sol-leks's traces and put him back in his old place.
He cast a glance of tenderness and admiration into the interior of the precious pouch, readjusted his toilet, rubbed up his boots, dusted his poor half sleeves, all gray with ashes, whistled an air, indulged in a sportive pirouette, looked about to see whether there were not something more in the cell to take, gathered up here and there on the furnace some amulet in glass which might serve to bestow, in the guise of a trinket, on Isabeau la Thierrye, finally pushed open the door which his brother had left unfastened, as a last indulgence, and which he, in his turn, left open as a last piece of malice, and descended the circular staircase, skipping like a bird.
Of course I would not disturb my mother, so I stole noiselessly downstairs, and quietly unfastened the door.
Major Thomson drew a little locked book towards him, unfastened it with a key from his chain and held his hand over the page.
He stood and gazed and could not believe his eyes: the door, the outer door from the stairs, at which he had not long before waited and rung, was standing unfastened and at least six inches open.
said Maggie, seating herself submissively, while Lucy knelt again and unfastened the contemptible butterfly.
As soon as he was sound asleep she unfastened the cloak from his shoulders, threw it on her own, left the granite and stones, and wished herself home again.