Unravel Un*rav"el, v. t. [1st pref. un- (intensive) + ravel.] [1913 Webster] 1. To disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of; as, to unravel a stocking. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve; as, to unravel a plot. [1913 Webster]

3. To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse. ``Art shall be conjured for it, and nature all unraveled.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.