Complicated



[kom-pli-key-tid] /ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/

adjective
1.
composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex:
complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
2.
difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.:
a complicated problem.
[verb kom-pli-keyt; adjective kom-pli-kit] /verb ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈkɒm plɪ kɪt/
verb (used with object), complicated, complicating.
1.
to make complex, intricate, involved, or difficult:
His recovery from the operation was complicated by an allergic reaction.
adjective
2.
complex; involved.
3.
Entomology. folded longitudinally one or more times, as the wings of certain insects.
/ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
verb (ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪt)
1.
to make or become complex
adjective (ˈkɒmplɪkɪt)
2.
(biology) folded on itself: a complicate leaf
3.
a less common word for complicated
adj.

1640s, “tangled,” from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning “not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel” is from 1650s.
v.

1620s, “to intertwine” (as a past participle adjective, early 15c.), from Latin complicatus “folded together; confused, intricate,” past participle of complicare (see complication). Meaning “to make more complex” is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense “to combine in a complex way” (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.

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