Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To entangle; embroil.

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  • v. to embroil

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To confuse; to entangle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To mix confusedly; entangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make more complicated or confused through entanglements

Etymologies

en-1 + dialectal brangle, to shake, waver, confuse (variant of branle, brandle, from French branler, from Old French brandeler, perhaps from brand, sword; see brandish).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From em- + brangle. (Wiktionary)

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  • It is apodeictic that the caliginosity of the agrestic embrangle periapts with mansuetude.

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  • The portmanteau terms compossible and embrangle are similarly in the line of fire.

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  • : cleansing or scouring agrestic: rural, rustic, unpolished, uncouth apodeictic: unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration caducity: perishableness, senility compossible: possible in coesistence with something else embrangle: to confuse or entangle exuviate: to shed (a skin or similar outer covering): short and stout, squat griseous

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