Un*string" (?), v. t. [1st pref. un- + string.]

1.

To deprive of a string or strings; also, to take from a string; as, to unstring beads.

2.

To loosen the string or strings of; as, to unstring a harp or a bow.

3.

To relax the tension of; to loosen.

"His garland they unstring." Dryden.

Used also figuratively; as, his nerves were unstrung by fear.

 

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