unscramble
transitive verb Date: circa 1920 1. to separate (as a conglomeration or tangle) into original components ; resolve, clarify 2. to restore (scrambled communication) to intelligible form • unscrambler noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unscramble — index ascertain, clarify, elucidate, explain, find (discover), interpret, resolve (solve) …   Law dictionary

  • unscramble — (v.) restore to order, 1923, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + SCRAMBLE (Cf. scramble) (v.). The original notion probably is from the old retort about the impossibility of unscrambling eggs. Related: Unscrambled; unscrambling …   Etymology dictionary

  • unscramble — [unskram′bəl] vt. unscrambled, unscrambling 1. to cause to be no longer scrambled, disordered, or mixed up 2. Electronics to make (incoming scrambled signals) intelligible at the receiver unscrambler n …   English World dictionary

  • unscramble — [[t]ʌ̱nskræ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] unscrambles, unscrambling, unscrambled VERB To unscramble things that are in a state of confusion or disorder means to arrange them so that they can be understood or seen clearly. [V n] All you have to do to win is… …   English dictionary

  • unscramble — UK [ʌnˈskræmb(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms unscramble : present tense I/you/we/they unscramble he/she/it unscrambles present participle unscrambling past tense unscrambled past participle unscrambled 1) to understand something clearly… …   English dictionary

  • unscramble — un|scram|ble [ ʌn skræmbl ] verb transitive 1. ) to understand something clearly in your mind: It took a while to unscramble my thoughts. 2. ) to change a signal or message that has been sent in CODE into a form you can understand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unscramble — dekodavimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. decoding; unscramble vok. Dekodierung, f rus. декодирование, n pranc. décodage, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • unscramble — /un skram beuhl/, v.t., unscrambled, unscrambling. 1. to bring out of a scrambled condition; reduce to order or intelligibility. 2. Also, descramble. to make (a scrambled radio or telephonic message) comprehensible by systematically tuning the… …   Universalium

  • unscramble — verb a) To reverse the process of scrambling, decrypt. b) To put into order or restore to order …   Wiktionary

  • unscramble — Synonyms and related words: answer, bottom, clarify, clear, clear up, crack, debug, decipher, decode, disburden, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disintricate, disinvolve, divine, do, dope, dope out, explain,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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