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disentangle | disentanglement

disentangle disentanglement
separate something joined or confused
  • How to Memorize
    • disentangle - separate
  • Analysis

    The word ‘disentangle’ can be used in both a literal and figurative way. Literally, it means to free somebody or something from something they are entangled with, such as a cord or string. In a figurative sense, the term is used to express making a complicated or confusing situation easier to comprehend or manage by separating components or breaking them down.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsextricatedisencumber, unsnarl,
  • Example(s)
    1. The computer cables and those from the other electrical appliances on my desk are all entwined. It is going to be a difficult task to disentangle them.

    2. Tom so often takes liberties with the truth in his reports that when I read them I have to try and disentangle fact from fiction.

    3. One of the stated goals of the new government is for a total disentanglement from international conventions which they feel have limited their country’s ability to grow.