unkink

verb
un·kink | \ ˌən-ˈkiŋk \
unkinked; unkinking; unkinks

Definition of unkink 

transitive verb

: to free from kinks : straighten

intransitive verb

: to become lax or loose : relax

Examples of unkink in a Sentence

you should unkink the garden hose before you turn on the water

Recent Examples on the Web

The Swiss physician Roger Vittoz cradles Eliot’s head in his hands in order to read the sad poet’s brain waves and unkink them. Eric Bennett, New York Times, "1922: The Year That Transformed English Literature," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unkink

1891, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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