un·​coiled ˌən-ˈkȯi(-ə)ld How to pronounce uncoiled (audio)
: not coiled

Examples of uncoiled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His shocking medical malpractice was initially uncoiled via the same-name podcast, gripping listeners for three seasons, or 25 episodes. Deanna Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 July 2023 Gone is the idea of a totemic strand of DNA that extends 6 feet when uncoiled and stretched out in a straight line. Elie Dolgin, BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2023 Once it's almost fully uncoiled, however, its rebound slows. CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Consider that, uncoiled, the DNA in a human cell would run a meter or two long. Alla Katsnelson and Casey Rentz, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2019 His hips uncoiled with violent force, his long body thrust back at an angle, his patient hands whipped around. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2022 The Baroque trumpets, with uncoiled tubing, appeared longer than modern instruments. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2022 This announcement comes as a senior defense official says Russian forces are uncoiled and ready to invade now, and the new sanctions complement those imposed by the U.S. and Europe this week. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 23 Feb. 2022 Snell uncoiled his delivery into a 94-mph fastball. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncoiled was in 1713

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“Uncoiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoiled. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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