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Meaning of UNRAVEL

Pronunciation:  un'ravul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become undone, as of clothes such as knitted fabrics; "the sweater unraveled"
  2. [v]  become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "the sweater unravelled"
  3. [v]  disentangle; "can you unravel the mystery?"; "unravel the ball or yarn"

UNRAVEL is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: ravel out, run, unknot, unpick, unscramble, untangle
 Antonyms: knot, ravel, tangle
 See Also: disentangle, disintegrate, disunite, divide, part, separate, straighten out, undo, unsnarl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*rav"el\, v. t. [1st pref. un- (intensive) + ravel.]
    1. To disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of;
       as, to unravel a stocking.
    2. Hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to
       unfold; to solve; as, to unravel a plot.
    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.
  2. \Un*rav"el\, v. i.
    To become unraveled, in any sense.