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disentangle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disentangle  \Dis`en*tan"gle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Disentangled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disentangling}.] 
  1.  To  free  from  entanglement;  to  release  from  a  condition  of 
  being  intricately  and  confusedly  involved  or  interlaced; 
  to  reduce  to  orderly  arrangement;  to  straighten  out  as 
  to  disentangle  a  skein  of  yarn. 
 
  2.  To  extricate  from  complication  and  perplexity;  disengage 
  from  embarrassing  connection  or  intermixture;  to 
  disembroil;  to  set  free  to  separate. 
 
  To  disentangle  truth  from  error.  --Stewart. 
 
  To  extricate  and  disentangle  themselves  out  of  this 
  labyrinth.  --Clarendon. 
 
  A  mind  free  and  disentangled  from  all  corporeal 
  mixtures.  --Bp. 
  Stillingfleet 
 
  Syn:  To  loose;  extricate;  disembarrass;  disembroil;  clear; 
  evolve;  disengage;  separate;  detach. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disentangle 
  v  1:  release  from  entanglement  of  difficulty;  "i  cannot  extricate 
  myself  from  this  task"  [syn:  {extricate},  {untangle},  {disencumber}] 
  2:  extricate  from  entanglement;  "Can  you  disentangle  the  cord?" 
  [syn:  {unsnarl},  {straighten  out}]  [ant:  {entangle},  {entangle}] 
  3:  free  from  involvement  or  entanglement;  "How  can  I 
  disentangle  myself  from  her  personal  affiars?"  [syn:  {disinvolve}, 
  {disembroil}] 
  4:  separate  the  tangles  of  [syn:  {unwind}] 
  5:  of  hair  [syn:  {comb},  {comb  out}] 




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