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tr.v. un·tan·gled, un·tan·gling, un·tan·gles
1. To free from a tangle; disentangle. See Synonyms at extricate.
2. To straighten out (something puzzling or complicated); clarify or resolve: The accountant was unable to untangle the company's finances.
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Adj.1.untangled - not tangleduntangled - not tangled        
tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
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References in classic literature ?
This must not be, if the clue that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands.
-- Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.
Figure 7 shows untangled meshes after repeatedly performing Steps 1 and 2.
After about 15 minutes of doing something I would never (never!) describe as relaxing, I had the two strings untangled. But the knot was gone that I put in specifically to tell me which string was working.
Linear polymers are simply long polymer chains with little or no branching, and are more easily untangled when a strain is applied.
"She's trying to get untangled so I untangled it all and her top was sagging down."
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The epilogue from the investigation is uncertain but the knot began to be untangled.
But it survived after he untangled it and warmed it up.