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From Middle English unclenchen, equivalent to un- +‎ clench.

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unclench (third-person singular simple present unclenches, present participle unclenching, simple past and past participle unclenched)

  1. (transitive) To open (something that was clenched).
    The baby stopped crying and unclenched her fists.
  2. (intransitive) To relax, especially one's muscles.
    Bill, take some deep breaths and unclench.

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