unclasping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

unclasping

  1. Present participle of unclasp.

Noun[edit]

unclasping (plural unclaspings)

  1. The act by which something is unclasped.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
      Nothing had been said during our drive, but the high, thin breathing of our new companion, and the claspings and unclaspings of his hands, spoke of the nervous tension within him.