Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physics, the process of release from strain.

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  • verb Present participle of unstrain.

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Examples

  • For now the over-tense nerves are all unstraining themselves, and a buzz, like that which comes over one who stops after being long jolted upon an uneasy pavement, makes the whole frame alive with a luxurious languid sense of all its inmost fibres.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • There was the bustle of embarkation on to the boat; the rattle and bang of falling luggage; the jangle of French and English tongues; the unstraining of mighty ropes; the "hoot! hoot!" from the funnel,

    Tell England A Study in a Generation

  • For now the over-tense nerves are all unstraining themselves, and a buzz, like that which comes over one who stops after being long jolted upon an uneasy pavement, makes the whole frame alive with a luxurious languid sense of all its inmost fibres.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • For now the over-tense nerves are all unstraining themselves, and a buzz, like that which comes over one who stops after being long jolted upon an uneasy pavement, makes the whole frame alive with a luxurious languid sense of all its inmost fibres.

    Pages from an Old Volume of Life; a collection of essays, 1857-1881

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