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 for unwind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unwind \Un*wind"\, v. i.
     To be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unwind \Un*wind"\, v. t. [AS. unwindan. See 1st Un-, and
     Wind to coil.]
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     1. To wind off; to loose or separate, as what or convolved;
        to untwist; to untwine; as, to unwind thread; to unwind a
        ball of yarn.
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     2. To disentangle. [Obs.] --Hooker.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
           [syn: unwind, wind off, unroll] [ant: roll,
           twine, wind, wrap]
      2: separate the tangles of [syn: unwind, disentangle]
      3: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in
         the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work" [syn:
         relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow
         down] [ant: tense, tense up]
      4: cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me" [syn:
         relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make
         relaxed] [ant: strain, tense, tense up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "unwind":
     calm down, clarify, clear up, collect oneself, compose oneself,
     cool it, cool off, disembroil, disentangle, disintricate,
     disinvolve, ease, ease off, ease up, get organized, let down,
     let up, let up on, loosen up, ravel, relax, simmer down, slack,
     slack off, slack up, slacken, slow down, sober down, sort out,
     take it easy, unbend, unbraid, unclutter, uncoil, unfold, unfurl,
     unknot, unlax, unmix, unravel, unreel, unroll, unscramble, unsnarl,
     untangle, unthread, untwine, untwist, unweave

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