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complicate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complicate  \Com"pli*cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Complicated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Complicating}.] 
  To  fold  or  twist  together;  to  combine  intricately;  to  make 
  complex;  to  combine  or  associate  so  as  to  make  intricate  or 
  difficult. 
 
  Nor  can  his  complicated  sinews  fail  --Young. 
 
  Avarice  and  luxury  very  often  become  one  complicated 
  principle  of  action  --Addison. 
 
  When  the  disease  is  complicated  with  other  diseases. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complicate  \Com"pli*cate\,  a.  [L.  complicatus  p.  p.  of 
  complicare  to  fold  together.  See  {Complex}.] 
  1.  Composed  of  two  or  more  parts  united;  complex; 
  complicated;  involved. 
 
  How  poor,  how  rich,  how  abject,  how  august,  How 
  complicate,  how  wonderful  is  man!  --Young. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Folded  together,  or  upon  itself  with  the  fold 
  running  lengthwise. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complicate 
  v  1:  make  more  complicated;  "There  was  a  new  development  that 
  complicated  the  matter"  [syn:  {perplex}]  [ant:  {simplify}] 
  2:  make  more  complex,  intricate,  or  richer;  "refine  a  design  or 
  pattern"  [syn:  {refine},  {rarify},  {elaborate}] 




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