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[en-twahyn] /ɛnˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), entwined, entwining.
to twine with, about, around, or together.
Also, intwine.
Origin of entwine
1590-1600; en-1 + twine1
Related forms
entwinement, noun
unentwined, adjective Unabridged
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  • Our sense of self is intimately entwined with that of place.
  • That's the only known portent in a life in which sunspots and weather have become entwined.
  • It came unforgettably entwined with his original humor.
  • There are two entwined stories here-several, really.
  • Nostalgia is now thoroughly entwined with the consumer-entertainment complex.
  • Fashion's strange career and the city's boom years entwined.
  • But science and politics are inextricably entwined, mostly always have been.
  • They entwined necks, called to each other and mated.
  • Inside the brain, information is processed in parallel, and computation and memory are entwined.
  • Autobiographical memory and language seem to be intimately entwined.
British Dictionary definitions for entwined


(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



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

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