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disentangle

[dis-en-tang-guh l] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈtæŋ gəl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disentangled, disentangling.
1.
to free or become free from entanglement; untangle; extricate (often followed by from).
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; dis-1 + entangle
Related forms
disentanglement, noun
disentangler, noun
Synonyms
disembarrass, disencumber.
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  • It is argued that educational opportunities and educational results cannot be disentangled.
British Dictionary definitions for disentangled

disentangle

/ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡəl/
verb
1.
to release or become free from entanglement or confusion
2.
(transitive) to unravel or work out
Derived Forms
disentanglement, noun
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Word Origin and History for disentangled

disentangle

v.

1590s; see dis- + entangle. Related: Disentangled; disentangling.

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