de·​tan·​gle | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈtaŋ-gəl How to pronounce detangle (audio) \
detangled; detangling; detangles

Definition of detangle

transitive verb

: 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

Other Words from detangle

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Detangle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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