(noun, verb)


1. a row of unravelled stitches

Similar word(s): ladder, run

Definition categories: event, damage, harm, impairment


1. disentangle

- can you unravel the mystery?

Similar word(s): unravel

Definition categories: contact, disentangle, unsnarl

2. tangle or complicate

- a ravelled story

Similar word(s): knot, tangle

Definition categories: contact, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

Sentences with ravel as a verb:

- 1871, Popular Science News, Volumes 5-7[2], Digitized edition, published 2011, page 61:… and in them are minute glands, which resemble ravelled tubes …2011 September 10, Martha T. Moore, “After 9/11, dinner gang raises funds to honor those lost”, USA Today, accessed on 2012-08-24:But the real work of the First Thursday Foundation is remembering, and its biggest gift is knitting back together lives raveled by loss.