(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. disentangle, [un]ravel, disengage; free, extricate; comb, tease, card, straighten [out]; clear up, interpret. See disjunction, answer.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. clear up, put in order, disentangle; see order 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
disentangle, unravel, extricate, straighten out, unsnarl, untie.
ANT.: tangle, snarl
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To free from an entanglement: clear, disengage, disentangle, disinvolve, extricate. See FREE.

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