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unravel

un·rav·el

unravel

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn rae vl
part of speech: verb
inflections: unraveled, unraveling, unravels
definition 1: to undo; reduce from cloth to threads; cause to come apart.
Sylvie unraveled her knitting when she noticed a mistake in it.
definition 2: to remove tangles or make clear.
I tried to unravel the tangled cords.The scientist hopes to unravel the mystery of how dinosaurs disappeared.
antonyms:
complicate
definition 3: to come apart.
I pulled on a thread, and the whole seam unraveled.