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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Unlace \Un*lace"\, v. t. [1st un- + lace.] [1913 Webster] 1. To loose by undoing a lacing; as, to unlace a shoe. [1913 Webster] 2. To loose the dress of; to undress; hence, to expose; to disgrace. [1913 Webster] What's the matter, That you unlace your reputation thus? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To loose, and take off, as a bonnet from a sail, or to cast off, as any lacing in any part of the rigging of a vessel. --Totten. [1913 Webster]