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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complicated

[kom-pli-key-tid]
adjective
1.
composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
2.
difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem.

Origin:
1640–50; complicate + -ed2

complicatedly, adverb
complicatedness, noun
uncomplicated, adjective


2. involved, tangled, knotty.
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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

uncomplicated (ʌnˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd)
 
adj
not complicated; simple

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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
Until this moment my conception of arch shape had been uncomplicated: a single
  sideways parenthesis, more or less.
Most patients with uncomplicated measles will recover with rest and supportive
  treatment.
The kitchen remains remarkably small and uncomplicated.
Metal-free joints lend an uncomplicated, casual feel.
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