[ dis-en-tang-guhl ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈtæŋ gəl /

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).

Origin of disentangle

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


/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡəl) /


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 disentanglement



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

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