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disentwine

[ dis-en-twahyn ]
/ 藢d瑟s 蓻n藞twa瑟n /
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verb (used with or without object), dis路en路twined, dis路en路twin路ing.
to bring or come out of an entwined or intertwined state; untwine.
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Origin of disentwine

First recorded in 1805鈥15; dis-1 + entwine
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How to use disentwine in a sentence

  • 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
/ (藢d瑟s瑟n藞twa瑟n) /

verb
to become or cause to become untwined; unwind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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