un·​coil | \ ˌən-ˈkȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce uncoil (audio) \
uncoiled; uncoiling; uncoils

Definition of uncoil

transitive verb

: to release from a coiled state : unwind

Examples of uncoil in a Sentence

The spring began to uncoil.
Recent Examples on the Web When Ragnarok—the Norse apocalypse—arrives, Jorganmandr will uncoil itself for a final battle with the god Thor. Regina Hansen, WSJ, 24 June 2021 His songs uncoil instead of taking predictable linear paths, and his writing is performed as an act of soul-searching. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 18 May 2021 The sudden tug caused the molecular structure of the PTFE to uncoil, creating billions of microscopic air pockets that added strength and porosity. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2020 The nocturnal road that uncoils in front of her is made up of lanes outlined in shimmering colors. Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2019 Already those knotted neck muscles are beginning to soften and uncoil. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2019 Last June the fund uncoiled its biggest-ever loan: $50bn for Argentina. The Economist, 21 June 2019 With a great snap, the rope spring uncoiled, releasing its deadly energy. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, 6 May 2019 But these are also young wines, and the more ambitious among them will benefit from aging five to 10 years to allow these complexities to uncoil while mellowing the rippling acidity. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 3 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of uncoil

1713, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Uncoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoil. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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