As an adjective untraveled
is (of a road etc) bearing few travellers.
As a verb unraveled is
(of a road etc) Bearing few travellers
(of a person) Not having travelled
* unravelled (UK)
to separate the threads (of); disentangle
- Stop playing with the seam of the tablecloth! You will unravel it.
to become undone; to collapse
* 2010 , Ian Cowie,
- Mother couldn't unravel the ball of wool after the cat had played with it.
"State pension Ponzi scheme unravels with retirement at 70", The Telegraph , June 24th, 2010,
*:The great Ponzi scheme that lies behind our State pension is unravelling – as they all do eventually – because money being taken from new investors is insufficient to honour promises issued to earlier generations.
(figurative) To clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve.
- New Ponzi Scheme Unravels !
- to unravel a plot
- to unravel a mystery
(figurative) To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse.
- to unravel the confusion
- Art shall be conjured for it, and nature all unravelled .
- ''to unravel the global compromise achieved in the Constitutional Treaty
- ''to unravel the broad consensus which was created
unraveling and unraveled are primarily US while unravelling and unravelled are primarily UK.