un·​fold·​ed ˌən-ˈfōl-dəd How to pronounce unfolded (audio)
: not folded

Examples of unfolded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like taking a car to a mechanic regularly, the unfolded protein response seemed to keep cells in good running order. Quanta Magazine, 8 Jan. 2024 Hollywood’s biggest night delivered a lot of fun moments — and even more unfolded behind the scenes. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 The first 10 seconds showcase the smartphone in an unfolded state, with the inner screen that measures 7.9 inches diagonally. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 In its unfolded flat state, our origami structure tumbles chaotically in the wind, similar to an elm leaf. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 28 Sep. 2023 In this way, the unfolded protein response keeps cells healthy. Quanta Magazine, 8 Jan. 2024 In its unfolded form, the 100 percent chenille cushion measures 74 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 3 inches tall. Lindsey Lanquist, Verywell Health, 5 July 2023 The big-enchilada auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s unfolded last week, called Marquee Week for the glamour of the art, mostly modern and contemporary, though will all these seven-, eight-, and nine-figure dollar amounts fit on a marquee? Brian T. Allen, National Review, 25 Nov. 2023 The keyboard can also be set on a desk in front of the unfolded screen, turning it into a bigger mobile workstation. WIRED, 16 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfolded was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Unfolded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfolded. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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