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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The unfolded illustration showed a crowd of people popping and snorting various substances. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2023 In the meantime, affected owners are advised to not attach any accessories to their key and only use it in the unfolded position until a remedy is available. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 As the following week unfolded and Utah began preparing to face Arizona State in Tempe on Sept. 24, Thomas, with Whittingham’s support, was able to get back to Dayton for a couple of days to be with his family. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Nov. 2022 If unfolded, the surface of a bottlenose dolphin’s brain would be about the size of six magazine pages. Katie Palmer, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2011 Ann Laliberte, a quilter from Maine, said the effort reminded her of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which was first unfolded on the National Mall in 1987. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2022 Magnets hold the unfolded cane parts together, and there’s a large push button to adjust the height. Diana Budds, Curbed, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Unfolded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfolded. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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