unravel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unravel \Un*rav"el\, v. t. [1st pref. un- (intensive) + ravel.]
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   1. To disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of;
      as, to unravel a stocking.
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   2. Hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to
      unfold; to solve; as, to unravel a plot.
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   3. To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw
      into disorder; to confuse. "Art shall be conjured for it,
      and nature all unraveled." --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unravel \Un*rav"el\, v. i.
   To become unraveled, in any sense.
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