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Verb: unbend (unbent)  ,ún'bend
  1. (of a person) stop bending, stand straight up
    - straighten
  2. Unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
  3. Free from flexure
    "unbend a bow"
  4. Make less taut
    - relax
  5. Rest from work; become less busy, tense or anxious
    - relax, loosen up, unwind, decompress, slow down
  6. Release from mental strain, tension, or formality
    "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"

Derived forms: unbending, unbends, unbent

Type of: change posture, change state, loose, loosen, loosen up, make relaxed, relax, straighten, straighten out, turn, unfasten, unlax, unstrain, unwind

Antonym: bend, twist