entanglements

entanglement

[en-tang-guhl-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of entangling.
2.
the state of being entangled.
3.
something that entangles; snare; involvement; complication.

Origin:
1630–40; entangle + -ment

interentanglement, noun
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entanglement (ɪnˈtæŋɡəlmənt)
 
n
1.  something that entangles or is itself entangled
2.  a sexual relationship regarded as unfortunate, damaging, or compromising

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entanglement
mid-17c., from entangle + -ment. Related: Entanglements. Foreign entanglements does not appear as such in Washingtons Farewell Address, though he nonetheless warns against them. The phrase is found in William Coxes 1798 memoirs of Sir Robert Walpole.
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