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entwine

[en-twahyn]
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verb (used with or without object), en·twined, en·twin·ing.
  1. to twine with, about, around, or together.
Also intwine.

Origin of entwine

First recorded in 1590–1600; en-1 + twine1
Related formsen·twine·ment, nounun·en·twined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entwinement

entwine

intwine

verb
  1. (of two or more things) to twine together or (of one or more things) to twine around (something else)
Derived Formsentwinement or intwinement, noun
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Word Origin and History for entwinement

entwine

v.

also intwine, 1590s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + twine (n.). Related: Entwined; entwining.

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