to free or become free from entanglement; untangle; extricate (often followed by from).
- dis·en·tan·gle·ment, noun
- dis·en·tan·gler, noun
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How to use disentangle in a sentence
Researchers will have to disentangle the various ways in which the asteroid has changed if they hope to use it as a window into the early solar system.Local asteroid Bennu used to be filled with tiny rivers | Charlie Wood | October 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
Colonialism itself was broad and complex, and its modern-day outcomes are not easily disentangled.
Scientists are still trying to disentangle how much of the harm from hepatitis C is caused by the immune response against the virus rather than the virus itself.Scientists Win Nobel Prize for Discovering the Hepatitis C Virus | Jordana Cepelewicz | October 5, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
By acquiring SDG&E’s infrastructure and instituting full public control of our energy service, San Diego can more easily and efficiently disentangle from fossil fuels and provide energy at a significantly lower monetary and environmental cost.The Franchise Agreement Ending Offers San Diego a Chance for a Fresh Start | Amanda Moser and Shauna McKenna | September 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Ecologists need to recognize individuals when disentangling the complex symbioses and relationships that define a community.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory. | Jordana Cepelewicz | July 16, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
So it's hard to disentangle any possible negative effects from the effects of divorce and other family instability.
All of these factors are related to cognitive enhancement, but they're difficult to disentangle.
But how then do we disentangle from this place in a responsible way?
In order to carry out my wife's orders, I had to disentangle Susan from Liosha's embrace and pack her off rueful to the nursery.Jaffery | William J. Locke
You will probably see Williams before I can disentangle myself from the affairs with which I am now surrounded.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) | Florence A. Thomas Marshall
Miranda and the Queen curiously examined the quaint instrument, and helped to disentangle and divest it of its broken strings.Baron Bruno | Louisa Morgan
He cast his mind back over the interview, but failed to disentangle anything definite.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
There is a complex totality, as yet difficult to disentangle, of psychic and physical forces.Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for disentangle
to release or become free from entanglement or confusion
(tr) to unravel or work out
- disentanglement, noun
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