unstiffen

transitive verb
un·​stiffen | \"+\

Definition of unstiffen 

: to remove the stiffness from : make limp or flexible the penetrating heat unstiffens his joints pragmatism unstiffens all our theories, limbers them up and sets each one at work— William James

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un- entry 2 + stiffen

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