unwound


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un·wound

 (ŭn-wound′)
v.
Past tense and past participle of unwind.

unwound

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

un•wind

(ʌnˈwaɪnd)

v. -wound, -wind•ing. v.t.
1. to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition.
2. to relieve of tension; relax.
3. to disentangle or disengage; untwist.
v.i.
4. to become unwound.
5. to become relieved of tension; relax.
[1275–1325]
Translations

unwind

(anˈwaind) past tense, past participle unˈwound (-ˈwaund) verb
1. to take or come out of a coiled or wound position. He unwound the bandage from his ankle.
2. to relax after a period of tension. Give me a chance to unwind!
References in classic literature ?
It lay so hidden, and the way to it was so hard to find, that he himself could not have found it out had not a wise-woman given him a reel of thread which possessed a marvelous property: when he threw it before him it unwound itself and showed him the way.
When the products of Scotland were all exhausted except the rye bread the old man unwound me from the table leg and played me outside like a fisherman plays a salmon.
George had taken it firmly, and held it away from him, and had begun to unravel it as if he were taking the swaddling clothes off a new-born infant; and, before he had unwound a dozen yards, the thing was more like a badly-made door-mat than anything else.
He put down his pail, took the white alley, and bent over the toe with absorbing interest while the bandage was being unwound. In another moment he was flying down the street with his pail and a tingling rear, Tom was whitewashing with vigor, and Aunt Polly was retiring from the field with a slipper in her hand and triumph in her eye.
In course of time I saw his hand appear on the other side of Miss Skiffins; but at that moment Miss Skiffins neatly stopped him with the green glove, unwound his arm again as if it were an article of dress, and with the greatest deliberation laid it on the table before her.
When it was written, Ursula unwound the gray ball to a considerable depth, pinned the note on it, and rewound the yarn over it.
Never mind, Kitty, we'll go and see the bonfire to-morrow.' Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look: this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.
A coil of new tow-line was then unwound, and some fathoms of it taken to the windlass, and stretched to a great tension.
Crossing a road they descended a steep incline and saw several men lying on the ground; they also met a crowd of soldiers some of whom were unwounded. The soldiers were ascending the hill breathing heavily, and despite the general's presence were talking loudly and gesticulating.
She had little difficulty in understanding thus much of her rival's intentions, and while she was firmly resolved to act by her as every principle of honour and honesty directed, to combat her own affection for Edward and to see him as little as possible; she could not deny herself the comfort of endeavouring to convince Lucy that her heart was unwounded. And as she could now have nothing more painful to hear on the subject than had already been told, she did not mistrust her own ability of going through a repetition of particulars with composure.