Pronunciation: (un-string'), [key]
—v.t., -strung, -string•ing.
1. to deprive of strings: to unstring a violin.
2. to take from a string: to unstring beads.
3. to loosen the strings of: to unstring a bow.
4. to relax the tension of.
5. to relax unduly, or weaken (the nerves).
6. to weaken the nerves of.
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