To separate or undo the texture of; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; -- often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking.
- To separate the fibers or threads of (cloth, for example); unravel.
- To clarify by separating the aspects of.
- To tangle or complicate.
- To become separated into its component threads; unravel or fray.
- To become tangled or confused.
- A raveling.
- A broken or discarded thread.
- A tangle.