AskDefine | Define entanglement

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entanglement n : an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim [syn: web]

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Etymology

Noun

  1. The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
  2. That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
  3. Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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