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ravel

rav·el

ravel

 
pronunciation:
rae vl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: raveled, raveling, ravels
definition 1: to cause to be tangled or unclear.
similar words:
tangle
definition 2: to cause to be untangled or clear; unravel.
similar words:
fray
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of thread, rope, cloth, or the like, to become loose or undone; unravel.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a difficulty such as a snag, snarl, or loose end.
derivations: ravelly (adj.), raveler (n.)