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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]

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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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