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dishevel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishevel  \Di*shev"el\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  spread  in  disorder  or  hang  negligently,  as  the  hair. 
  [R.]  --Sir  T.  Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishevel  \Di*shev"el\  (d[i^]*sh[e^]v"'l  or  -[e^]l),  v.  t.  [imp. 
  &  p.  p.  {Disheveled}or  {Dishevelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Disheveling}  or  {Dishevelling}.]  [OF.  descheveler  F. 
  d['e]cheveler,  LL  discapillare  dis-  +  L.  capillus  the  hair 
  of  the  head.  See  {Capillary}.] 
  1.  To  suffer  (the  hair)  to  hang  loosely  or  disorderly;  to 
  spread  or  throw  (the  hair)  in  disorder;  --  used  chiefly  in 
  the  passive  participle. 
 
  With  garments  rent  and  hair  disheveled,  Wringing  her 
  hands  and  making  piteous  moan.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  spread  loosely  or  disorderly. 
 
  Like  the  fair  flower  disheveled  in  the  wind. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dishevel 
  v  :  disarrange  or  rumple;  dishevel;  "The  strong  wind  tousled  my 
  hair"  [syn:  {tousle},  {tangle}] 




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