detangle

verb de·tan·gle \ (ˌ)dē-ˈtaŋ-gəl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of detangle

detangled; detangling; detangles
: to remove tangles from
  • Always detangle wet hair gently with a wide-toothed comb.
  • Elle
  • Detangle and lay out all your light strings. Check for frayed wires and broken bulbs and repair or replace as needed.
  • —Samantha Mazzotta

detangler

noun, plural detanglers
    • Cream rinses are not designed to adhere to the hair for any length of time but are just there to assist with the combing out (detanglers, in effect).
    • —Allison Leopold

First Known Use of detangle

1882

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