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dishevel

[ dih-shev-uhl ]
/ dɪˈʃɛv əl /
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verb (used with object), di·shev·eled, di·shev·el·ing or (especially British) di·shev·elled, di·shev·el·ling.
to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.
to cause untidiness and disarray in: The wind disheveled the papers on the desk.
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Origin of dishevel

First recorded in 1590–1600; back formation from disheveled

OTHER WORDS FROM dishevel

di·shev·el·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dishevel

dishevel
/ (dɪˈʃɛvəl) /

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
to disarrange (the hair or clothes) of (someone)

Derived forms of dishevel

dishevelment, noun

Word Origin for dishevel

C15: back formation from dishevelled
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