disentwine

[ dis-en-twahyn ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈtwaɪn /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. disenthrall,
  2. disenthrone,
  3. disentitle,
  4. disentomb,
  5. disentrance,
  6. disepalous,
  7. disequilibrate,
  8. disequilibrium,
  9. disestablish,
  10. disestablishmentarian

Origin of disentwine

First recorded in 1805–15; dis-1 + entwine

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Examples from the Web for 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

disentwine

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈtwaɪn) /

verb

to become or cause to become untwined; unwind
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