- (transitive) To remove from a package or container, particularly with respect to items that had previously been arranged closely and securely in a pack.
- They didn't have time to unpack their bags before going out to dinner.
- (intransitive) To empty containers that had been packed.
- They didn't have time to unpack before going to dinner.
- (transitive) To analyze a concept or a text.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?)</span> (linguistics) To separate the features of a segment into distinct segments as a type of sound change; for example, to realize of what used to be a nasal vowel as an oral vowel plus a nasal consonant.
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