unkink

verb
un·​kink | \ ˌən-ˈkiŋk How to pronounce unkink (audio) \
unkinked; unkinking; unkinks

Definition of unkink

transitive verb

: to free from kinks : straighten

intransitive verb

: to become lax or loose : relax

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Examples of unkink in a Sentence

you should unkink the garden hose before you turn on the water
Recent Examples on the Web Like many manufacturers, Gilmour claims the hose is kink resistant and able to unkink itself. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2020 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, 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unkink

1891, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Unkink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unkink. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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