disentanglement

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disentanglement

(dĭs″ĕn-tăn′gl-mĕnt)
A rescue technique used to free a trapped victim that involves removing the wreckage from around the patient (rather than removing the patient from the wreckage). For example, freeing a person trapped in a crushed car often requires the car to be pried apart with heavy rescue tools capable of cutting through metal.
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This is often because clinicians are unable to disentangle a case's ethical implications from today's medicolegal environment.
It uses a combination of vibration and extensional flow to disentangle temporarily plastics' molecular chains, producing pellets with lower viscosity that reportedly can be processed into products like thin film or thin-wall moldings using lower temperature and pressure.
This approach helps disentangle scientific complexities but somewhat dissipates the sense of a life as it was lived.
The Harrier hawk was spotted by a woman in Edge Hill as it fought to disentangle itself from the rooftop yesterday.
After all, if a single object was owned by "overlapping, sometimes competing" social networks, how could the newly-imposed American legal system disentangle that web?
A Zero rider from inception, he chose to disentangle himself from Jamie's considerable legacy and head/facial hair.
Like Woodward, Trillin exposes the secret doings of the Bush Administration, as in the opus that begins, "One mystery I've tried to disentangle:/Why Cheney's head is always at an angle." The solution, in the final couplet: "The code is broken, after years of trying/He only cocks his head when he is lying." The source of the book's title, readers may recall, is Trillin's poem inspired by the release of Bush's college transcript: "Obliviously on he sails/With marks not quite as good as Quayle's." Sail on, O Bud!
The bill seeks to disentangle the current law, which makes it difficult for the members of the armed forces or a family member to receive the reduced rate, according to supporters.
Mr Willetts said Tories wanted to "disentangle" social security and the Inland Revenue.
But we should disentangle the different levels of 'nature' here and how we relate to them.
'Who will disentangle the love of one's own people, which is a great quality, from the dislike of another people?