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Verb: unravel (unravelled,unravelling, or [US] unraveled,unraveling)  ,ún'ra-vul
  1. Become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    "unravel the thread";
    - unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick
     
  2. Disentangle
    "can you unravel the mystery?";
    - ravel, ravel out
     
  3. Become undone
    - run

Derived forms: unraveled, unravels, unraveling, unravelled, unravelling

Type of: disentangle, disintegrate, straighten out, undo, unsnarl

Antonym: ravel

Encyclopedia: Unravel