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tr.v. en·tan·gled, en·tan·gling, en·tan·gles
1. To cause to become twisted together or caught in a snarl or entwining mass: The fishing lines became entangled. His foot was entangled in the wiring.
2. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage: The country found itself entangled in a series of regional conflicts. She wanted to avoid relationships that might entangle her emotions. See Synonyms at catch.
3. Physics To cause (the quantum states of two or more objects) to become correlated in such a way that they remain correlated, even though the objects are separated spatially.

en·tan′gle·ment n.
en·tan′gler n.
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History, that old entangler, has twisted us together since the early seventeenth century.
who shout out requests to desist [and] tell the entangler that he is stopping them from making money, that he is giving everyone a bad name (2 14-5).
Another J&J division, Chicopee (now Johnson & Johnson Advanced Materials Company), became intently interested in hydraulic entanglement in the early 1980's and introduced its version of the fiber entangler in 1981.