unbrace
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to free or detach by or as if by untying or removing a brace or bond 2. enfeeble, weaken

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  • Unbrace — Un*brace , v. t. [1st pref. un + brace.] To free from tension; to relax; to loose; as, to unbrace a drum; to unbrace the nerves. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbrace — [unbrās′] vt. unbraced, unbracing 1. to free from braces or bands 2. to loosen; relax 3. to make feeble …   English World dictionary

  • unbrace — /un brays /, v.t., unbraced, unbracing. 1. to remove the braces of. 2. to free from tension; relax. 3. to weaken. [1350 1400; ME unbracen to free of clothing or armor. See UN 2, BRACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unbrace — verb /ʌnˈbɹeɪs/ To undo, unfasten; to relax, loosen. The knight emboyling in his haughtie hart, / Knit all his forces, and gan soone vnbrace / His grasping hold [...] …   Wiktionary

  • unbrace — v. a. 1. Loosen, remit. 2. Relax, enervate, enfeeble, weaken, debilitate, prostrate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unbrace — un·brace …   English syllables

  • unbrace — un•brace [[t]ʌnˈbreɪs[/t]] v. t. braced, brac•ing 1) to remove the braces or bonds of 2) to weaken • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • unbrace — /ʌnˈbreɪs/ (say un brays) verb (t) (unbraced, unbracing) 1. to free from tension; relax. 2. to weaken. 3. Obsolete to remove the braces of. {un 2 + brace} …   Australian English dictionary

  • unbrace — v.tr. 1 (also absol.) free from tension; relax (the nerves etc.). 2 remove a brace or braces from …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weakness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Weakness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 weakness weakness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 debility debility atony relaxation languor enervation Sgm: N 1 impotence impotence &c. 158 Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

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