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disentangle

[ dis-en-tang-guhl ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈtæŋ gəl /
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verb (used with or without object), dis·en·tan·gled, dis·en·tan·gling.

to free or become free from entanglement; untangle; extricate (often followed by from).

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RELATED WORDS

disengage, extricate, untangle, unravel, untie, detach, emancipate, unscramble, expand, resolve, unfold, separate, loose, free, simplify, part, undo, disencumber, open, sever

Nearby words

disengage, disengaged, disengagement, disenroll, disentail, disentangle, disenthral, disenthrall, disenthrone, disentitle, disentomb

Origin of disentangle

First recorded in 1590–1600; dis-1 + entangle
SYNONYMS FOR disentangle
Related formsdis·en·tan·gle·ment, noundis·en·tan·gler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disentangle

disentangle

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡəl) /

verb

to release or become free from entanglement or confusion
(tr) to unravel or work out
Derived Formsdisentanglement, noun
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Word Origin and History for disentangle

disentangle


v.

1590s; see dis- + entangle. Related: Disentangled; disentangling.

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