[verb kom-pli-keyt; adjective kom-pli-kit] /verb ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈkɒm plɪ kɪt/
verb (used with object), complicated, complicating.
to make complex, intricate, involved, or difficult:
His recovery from the operation was complicated by an allergic reaction.
Entomology. folded longitudinally one or more times, as the wings of certain insects.
to make or become complex
(biology) folded on itself: a complicate leaf
a less common word for complicated
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.
[kon-suh n-trey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sənˈtreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of concentrating; the state of being concentrated. 2. exclusive attention to one object; close mental application. 3. something concentrated: a concentration of stars. 4. Military. 5. the focusing of a student’s academic program on advanced study in a specific subject or field. 6. Chemistry. (in […]
[kuh n-surn] /kənˈsɜrn/ verb (used with object) 1. to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect: The water shortage concerns us all. 2. to interest or engage (used reflexively or in the passive, often followed by with or in): She concerns herself with every aspect of the business. 3. to […]
[oh-ver-kon-fi-duh nt] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɒn fɪ dənt/ adjective 1. too . /ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdənt/ adjective 1. excessively confident
[oh-ver-kon-fi-duh nt] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɒn fɪ dənt/ adjective 1. too . /ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdənt/ adjective 1. excessively confident n. c.1700, from over- + confidence.