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Meaning of ENTANGLEMENT

Pronunciation:  en'tanggulmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
 

ENTANGLEMENT is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: web
 
 See Also: spider web, spider's web, trap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \En*tan"gle*ment\, n.
    State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution;
    that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
    
    
  2. \En*tan"gle*ment\, n.
    1. (Mil.) An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps,
       or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like.
    
    2. (Naut.) An obstruction of cables and spars across a river
       or harbor entrance.
    
    
 
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