unwrap

unwrap
/un rap"/, v., unwrapped, unwrapping.
v.t.
1. to remove or open the wrapping of.
2. to open (something wrapped): Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
v.i.
3. to become unwrapped.
[1200-50; ME unwrappen; see UN-2, WRAP]

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