I was reading about Jean Giono being inspired to write after reading a book by Kipling.
Here is the context:
Giono says: C'est cette simple phrase qui a tout délenché. J'ai senti avec certitude que j'étais capable d'écrire moi aussi.
I can't quess at the meaning and I have tried looking it up in the infinitive form (délencher) and also tried it without the prefix (lencher).
It's now getting to be a bit of a challenge to find out .......
Thank you in advance.
Edit: pardon, can't now alter the title line but the word is délenché
N'allez pas trop vite - Proust