Word of the day: unravel

magnifying-glass-cartoonUNRAVEL –> /ʌnˈræv.əl/  VERB

Applied to a piece of cloth, it means separate the threads.

It is often used as an image to convey the idea of finding an explanation to something or of making something clearer.

This is the case for today’s Guardian’s headline : “Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/27/scientists-prostate-breast-ovarian-cancer

In French: démêler, défaire, dénouer

Grammar: regular verb

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