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very intricate or complex: an involved reply.
implicated: involved in crime.
concerned in some affair, especially in a way likely to cause danger or unpleasantness: I didn't call the police because I didn't want to get involved.
committed or engaged, as in a political cause or artistic movement: The civil rights demonstration attracted the involved young people of the area.

1600–10; involve + -ed2

involvedly [in-vol-vid-lee, -volvd-] , adverb
involvedness, noun
noninvolved, adjective
uninvolved, adjective

1. complicated, knotty, tangled, perplexing.

1. simple.
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involved (ɪnˈvɒlvd)
adj (foll by with)
1.  complicated; difficult to comprehend: an involved literary style
2.  (usually postpositive) concerned or implicated: one of the men involved
3.  euphemistic having sexual relations: she was involved with a number of men

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Word Origin & History

1382, from L. involvere "entangle, envelop," lit. "roll into," from in- "in" + volvere "to roll" (see vulva). Originally "envelop, surround," sense of "take in, include" first recorded 1605. Involved "complicated" is from 1643.
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