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dis·en·tan·gle / ˌdisenˈtanggəl/ • v. [tr.] free (something or someone) from an entanglement; extricate: “I must go,” she said, disentangling her fingers from Gabriel's | fig. it was often difficult to disentangle fact from fiction. ∎  remove knots or tangles from (wool, rope, or hair): Allen was on his knees disentangling a coil of rope.DERIVATIVES: dis·en·tan·gle·ment n.