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v. rav·eled, rav·el·ing, rav·els also rav·elled or rav·el·ling
1. To separate the fibers or threads of (cloth, for example); unravel.
2. To clarify by separating the aspects of.
3. To tangle or complicate.
1. To become separated into its component threads; unravel or fray.
2. To become tangled or confused.
1. A raveling.
2. A broken or discarded thread.
3. A tangle.
[Obsolete Dutch ravelen, from ravel, loose thread.]
rav′el·er, rav′el·ler n.
rav·el·ingalso rav·el·ling (răv′ə-lĭng)
A thread or fiber that has become separated from a woven material.
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|Noun||1.||ravelling - a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric|
lint - fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
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