disentangle

Definition of disentangle

dis`en`tan´gle
v. t.1.To free from entanglement; to release from a condition of being intricately and confusedly involved or interlaced; to reduce to orderly arrangement; to straighten out; as, to disentangle a skein of yarn.
[imp. & p. p. Disentangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disentangling .]
2.To extricate from complication and perplexity; disengage from embarrassing connection or intermixture; to disembroil; to set free; to separate.
To disentangle truth from error.
- Stewart.
To extricate and disentangle themselves out of this labyrinth.
- Clarendon.
A mind free and disentangled from all corporeal mixtures.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.

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