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verb (used with or without object), dis·en·twined, dis·en·twin·ing.
  1. to bring or come out of an entwined or intertwined state; untwine.

Origin of disentwine

First recorded in 1805–15; dis-1 + entwine
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Examples from the Web for disentwine

Historical Examples

  • Norman gathered the boy up, and as soon as he could disentwine his little arms from about his neck, turned him toward Keith.

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    Thomas Nelson Page

British Dictionary definitions for disentwine


  1. to become or cause to become untwined; unwind
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