Definitions

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  • n. The act of unravelling.
  • n. The state of being unravelled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of unraveling, or the state of being unraveled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of unraveling; disentanglement; unfolding.

Etymologies

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unravel +‎ -ment

Examples

  • The lesson was not to get frazzled and start channelling all your anxieties into this one thing, as the danger was that the distraction could cause you to miss a more significant unravelment elsewhere.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • In this iniquity, however, it is fair to recognise that the rack and the boot were not employed wantonly but, as it would seem, honestly: with the single intention of obtaining true information for the unravelment of plots which endangered the public weal, and only on persons who were known to possess that information.

    England under the Tudors

  • What else is the meaning of all those discarded forms of religious belief, those bodies of dead gods, that meet the student of history as the remains of extinct animals meet the geologist in his unravelment of the story of the earth's vicissitudes?

    Theism or Atheism The Great Alternative

  • Still the etymology is referable to the breaking down of "_some bridge_," (_pons_, bridge; _fractus_, broken,) but this unravelment is not antiquarian.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 531, January 28, 1832

  • It belongs to the self-respect of intellect to pursue every tangle of thought to its final unravelment.

    Religion and Science

  • Fortunately for Cleopatra, Leonetta herself brought about the unravelment in a manner sufficiently satisfactory to her sister.

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel

  • I have been referring in my previous remarks, for the most part, to unravelment of the normal individual's life history.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Jung's, Prince's and other methods may be advantageously employed, still, it seems to me, although I cannot yet state this in final or positive terms, that, at least in most cases, such an unravelment and resurrection of the past life history can be obtained by an analysis of the dream conducted in the ordinary, waking state, and the usual conversational mode of history-taking and daily oral intercourse.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The unravelment and the detailed formulation of the complex of tendencies which oppose the realization of democracy are matters of exceeding difficulty.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • Leaping into clear day out of the unravelment of its mists, Noodle found himself and his Plough launching over an edge of precipice for a downward dive into space.

    The Field of Clover

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