complicated

[kom-pli-key-tid]

Origin:
1640–50; complicate + -ed2

complicatedly, adverb
complicatedness, noun
uncomplicated, adjective


2. involved, tangled, knotty.
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complicate

[v. kom-pli-keyt; adj. kom-pli-kit]
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.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin complicātus (past participle of complicāre to fold together), equivalent to com- com- + -plic- (combining form of *plecāre to fold, akin to plectī to plait; see complex) + -ātus -ate1

overcomplicate, verb (used with object), overcomplicated, overcomplicating.
precomplicate, verb (used with object), precomplicated, precomplicating.
recomplicate, verb (used with object), recomplicated, recomplicating.
uncomplicate, verb (used with object), uncomplicated, uncomplicating.
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complicate
 
vb
1.  to make or become complex
 
adj
2.  biology folded on itself: a complicate leaf
3.  a less common word for complicated
 
[C17: from Latin complicāre to fold together, from plicāre to fold]

complicated (ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd)
 
adj
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
 
'complicatedly
 
adv
 
'complicatedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

complicated
1640s, "tangled," from pp. adj. of complicate. Fig. meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.

complicate
1620s, "to intertwine," from L. complicatus, pp. of complicare (see complication). Meaning "to make more complex" is recorded from 1832. Related: Complicating (1691).
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Example sentences
Psychology often takes simple behavioral data and tries to make it more complicated and sophisticated.
Improving yeast-ethanol tolerance is difficult because it is a complicated trait involving many genes.
Of course, it's more complicated than that, but not by much when.
New research suggests that appealing to feminine tastes throughout the animal
  kingdom is more complicated than anyone anticipated.
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