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tr. & intr.v. straight·ened, straight·en·ing, straight·ensPhrasal Verb:
To make or become straight or straighter.
1. To resolve (a confusion or conflict).
2. To make less confused or troubled: tried to straighten out the problem student.
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|Noun||1.||straightener - a device for straightening; "a hair straightener"|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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