un·​wrap ˌən-ˈrap How to pronounce unwrap (audio)
unwrapped; unwrapping; unwraps

transitive verb

: to remove the wrapping from : disclose
unwrap a package
unwrap evidence in a criminal case

Examples of unwrap in a Sentence

Unwrap the bandages so I can see the wound.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwrap was in the 14th century

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“Unwrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwrap. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


un·​wrap ˌən-ˈrap How to pronounce unwrap (audio)
: to remove the wrapping from

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