untwine

verb
un·​twine | \ ˌən-ˈtwīn How to pronounce untwine (audio) \
untwined; untwining; untwines

Definition of untwine

transitive verb

1 : to unwind the twisted or tangled parts of : disentangle
2 : to remove by unwinding

intransitive verb

: to become disentangled or unwound

First Known Use of untwine

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Untwine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untwine. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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