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entwine

[en-twahyn] /ɛnˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), entwined, entwining.
1.
to twine with, about, around, or together.
Also, intwine.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; en-1 + twine1
Related forms
entwinement, noun
unentwined, adjective
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  • They entwined necks, called to each other and mated.
  • Inside the brain, information is processed in parallel, and computation and memory are entwined.
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British Dictionary definitions for entwined

entwine

/ɪnˈtwaɪn/
verb
1.
(of two or more things) to twine together or (of one or more things) to twine around (something else)
Derived Forms
entwinement, intwinement, noun
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Word Origin and History for entwined

entwine

v.

also intwine, 1590s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + twine (n.). Related: Entwined; entwining.

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