un·​clamp ˌən-ˈklamp How to pronounce unclamp (audio)
unclamped; unclamping; unclamps

transitive verb

: to loosen the clamp of : to free from a clamp

Examples of unclamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, the pressure increase can be large enough to unclamp existing faults and trigger an earthquake. David Bressan, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Clamp for two hours, then unclamp and let sit for another 24. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unclamp was in 1655

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“Unclamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclamp. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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