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

Definition of unwrap

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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First Known Use of unwrap

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unwrap

: to remove the covering that is around something


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

Kids Definition of unwrap

: to remove the wrapping from

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