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. [1913 Webster]

Nor can his complicated sinews fail. --Young. [1913 Webster]

Avarice and luxury very often become one complicated principle of action. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

When the disease is complicated with other diseases. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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