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English definition of “unravel”

unravel

verb [I, T usually passive] (PROCESS)    /ʌnˈræv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
If a process or achievement that was slow and complicated unravels or is unravelled, it is destroyed: As talks between the leaders broke down, several months of careful diplomacy were unravelled.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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