disentangled


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dis·en·tan·gle

 (dĭs′ĕn-tăng′gəl)
v. dis·en·tan·gled, dis·en·tan·gling, dis·en·tan·gles
v.tr.
1. To extricate from entanglement or involvement; free. See Synonyms at extricate.
2. To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel.
v.intr.
To become free of entanglement.

dis′en·tan′gle·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disentangled - straightened outdisentangled - straightened out      
untangled - not tangled
References in classic literature ?
Sam's palm-leaf had been ingeniously disentangled from all pretensions to braid, as respects its brim; and the slivers starting apart, and standing upright, gave it a blazing air of freedom and defiance, quite equal to that of any Fejee chief; while the whole brim of Andy's being departed bodily, he rapped the crown on his head with a dexterous thump, and looked about well pleased, as if to say, "Who says I haven't got a hat?
After a long spell of effort, I succeeded in getting my cart righted, my oxen disentangled, and again yoked to the cart.
But Ned Land had disentangled the Captain, who, getting up without any wound, went straight to the Indian, quickly cut the cord which held him to his stone, took him in his arms, and, with a sharp blow of his heel, mounted to the surface.
By regarding her tears and her smiles as enemies, her stooping form, her hanging arms, and all her disentangled hair as toils designed to entrap man's heart.
I disentangled this little tuft from the rigidly clutched fingers of Madame L'Espanaye.
After having so nobly disentangled themselves from the shackles of Parental Authority, by a Clandestine Marriage, they were determined never to forfeit the good opinion they had gained in the World, in so doing, by accepting any proposals of reconciliation that might be offered them by their Fathers--to this farther tryal of their noble independance however they never were exposed.
He had disentangled the nodes of their intersections, assigning to each its regulated period of flux and reflux.
In this manner, it cannot be denied, people are disentangled from the mass and separated into various classes according to certain apparent relations; all have some artificial badge which the world, and themselves among the first, learn to consider as a genuine characteristic.
Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries.
Scarcely had I disentangled him than he raised his head high in air and commenced circling about at the edge of the forest.
The gypsy disentangled his horns without uttering a word.
Carey sat up and disentangled himself from the rug about his legs.