verb (used with or without object), dis·en·twined, dis·en·twin·ing.

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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Historical Examples of disentwine

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

    Gordon Keith

    Thomas Nelson Page

British Dictionary definitions for disentwine



to become or cause to become untwined; unwind
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