disentangle

[dis-en-tang-guhl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disentangled, disentangling.
to free or become free from entanglement; untangle; extricate (often followed by from ).

Origin:
1590–1600; dis-1 + entangle

disentanglement, noun
disentangler, noun


disembarrass, disencumber.
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disentangle (ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to release or become free from entanglement or confusion
2.  (tr) to unravel or work out
 
disen'tanglement
 
n

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disentangle
1590s, from dis- + entangle. Related: Disentangled.
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Example sentences
You're right that non-human things can't be disentangled from human thought and
  language.
It isn't clear how these two possibilities could be disentangled in research
  studies involving clinical populations.
The political and economic spheres simply can not be disentangled, but that
  won't keep the economists from acting as if they can.
One's history should not overwhelm that process but it also can't completely be
  disentangled from it.
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