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
Petroleum suppliers and auto manufacturers alike understand the need to
  disentangle their business models from crude.
Poetry came to him slowly, and he had to disentangle it from more active
  growths of comic energy.
Let us disentangle identification as it occurs in the structure of a neurotic
  symptom from its rather complicated connections.
He learned to mentally disentangle the effects of meteor impacts to see the
  underlying rock types.
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