English edit

Etymology 1 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈwaʊ̯nd/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊnd

Verb edit


  1. simple past and past participle of unwind

Etymology 2 edit

From un- +‎ wound (to hurt). Possibly backformed from the more common unwounded.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

unwound (third-person singular simple present unwounds, present participle unwounding, simple past and past participle unwounded)

  1. (transitive, rare) to make (someone’s) wounds go away, to heal
    • 1999, R. Norrman, “Creating the World in Our Image: A New Theory of Love of Symmetry and Iconicist Desire”, in M. Nänny, O. Fischer, editors, Form Miming Meaning, page 62:
      The time travelling episode offers us restored wholeness of many kinds, ranging from physical (the ‘unwounding’ of wounded men) to spiritual and metaphysical (our transcending the tragedy of before and after).
    • 2016 May 17, G. Morrongiello, “Trump: I wound people to 'unwound myself'”, in Washington Examiner[1]:
      "When I'm wounded, I go after people hard and I try to unwound myself," Trump said in a much-anticipated interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly that aired Tuesday night on Fox.