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Definition of ravel:

  1. To become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy.
  2. To fall into perplexity and confusion.
  3. To make investigation or search, as by picking out the threads of a woven pattern.
  4. To pull apart, as the threads of a texture, and let them fall into a tangled mass; hence, to entangle; to make intricate; to involve.
  5. To separate or undo the texture of; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; - often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking.
  6. To undo the intricacies of; to disentangle.


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